Need An Answer

You're breaking my heart
Everything you've asked for, I've given
You're the reason I got up each day
The thing that kept me driven

I've sold everything for you
Held nothing back for me
Nothing was too debasing
To advance your cause, you see

I'm only human, I'm running out
Of things to throw
On my funeral pyre
I thought you should know

Someday when they speak your name
I'll probably just hang my head in shame
That I courted you so loudly and long
Then I won't wish to hear your name

Why must the words keep coming
Night and day, so strong within
If I'm just another hopeless casualty-
Can you answer me that, my poetry?

by Patti Masterman

Comments (1)

Patti, who could not just embrace this beauty..... I love it... Jim Troy