Because Your Voice Was At My Side

Because your voice was at my side
I gave him pain,
Because within my hand I held
Your hand again.

There is no word nor any sign
Can make amend -- -
He is a stranger to me now
Who was my friend.

by James Joyce

Comments (5)

The classic love triangle, the basis for the movie Pearl Harbor
Triangle love story in a very short poem. nice
This is a nice poem. A sad one but a great write nonetheless! Thanks for sharing!
This is a much better poem than the 6.2 rating given by the 21 voters so far.
Ouch! That hurts, to lose a friend just because of competition for a woman. One must decide which is more important and let the chips fall where they may. Much sentiment conveyed by James Joyce in this short poem.