Should Have, Could Have, Would Have

I cared for you when my heart told me not to
I felt for you when I knew you did not feel for me
I ignored my fears when I should have listened
I cried for you when I knew you wouldn't cry for me
I was hurt for you when I knew you wouldn't hurt for me
I waited for you when I knew you wouldn't return
I kept myself because I thought you would do the same
I came to you when I should have been elsewhere
I loved you when I knew I shouldn't
I was mistaken

by Eila Mahima Jaipaul

Comments (4)

beautifully rhyme poem//////
Wonderfully penned poem with beautiful rhyme and highlighting the negative strengths of love and youth. The poem would have been great if aspects of the same would have been narrated. Enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
LOVE, thou sportive fickle boy, Source of anguish, child of joy, Ever wounding­ever smiling, Soothing still, and still beguiling;
A pessimistic view of life written with beauty, sensitivity and fluency of language.