Until My Caring Ends

You,
Were told I cheated.
And I didn't argue a bit.
Then,
You said to leave.
And I didn't argue a bit.

Faith I kept to have it disbelieved.
To have blood from my heart drip to bleed.
And successfully you have been deceived.
But not by me.

You,
Were told I cheated.
And I didn't argue a bit.

Lies ruined our relationship.
You allowed it.
And I didn't argue a bit.

Tears cried and I hear you weeping.
I hang up the phone.
Again it rings.
Tears cried and I hear you weeping.
I hang up the phone.
Again it rings.
It rings until my caring ends,
Permanently...
Whatever love felt for you that was left.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (3)

This poem is obviosly influenced by the civil war and all the wounds and carnage he saw in the hospitals. In this poem i believe Whitman is trying to convey to people the brutality of war. The sleeping at midnight part tends to imply that his dreams are still haunted by this. I believe he is just relaying the the truth of the war and letting people make their own decisions about what is right.
I believe Walt whitman talk about the civil war because he was nurse in war. I think he describe civil war real wel; l with desc'riptive terms like 'faces of anquish' and 'moving the heaps'. and the fact that Walt Whitman did not want civil war to be real for he spoke of it like a dream.
This poem is about a person who is dreaming in fantasy. they are dreaming of nature, pretty skies, trees, and other beautiful things.