Erin McElderry

(August 22,1997 / Des Moines, Iowa)

The Loss of a Love, But You've Not Demised


The alternate path is no more.

What have I to lose?

To move on is to forget to process,

To speak not of my rues.

I thought that love was happiness,

It turns out I was not wrong,

But a day spent as a regular being

Has taught me after this long:

I cannot be a perfect one,

And so I am in need

Of someone to assist my heart

And I'd return the deed,

But I am not looking for that person,

For I know who it is I desire

I pray that they'll come back to me,

And reignite this dying fire

I try to close my eyes, but I think it'd be better to open them first.

Submitted: Monday, April 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Loss of a Love, But You've Not Demised by Erin McElderry )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Diya (Reposted), DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  2. Life is better shared, belinda mrwebi
  3. What Is It?, Leloudia Migdali
  4. Wald, Paola Degli Esposti
  5. Sex Ed, Betsy Sholl
  6. Creamer Quest, Antonio Liao
  7. O For a Thousand Tongues, Betsy Sholl
  8. What I Can Say: To My Sisters, Betsy Sholl
  9. Rush Hour, Betsy Sholl
  10. Numeracy**, Neil Young

Poem of the Day

poet William Butler Yeats

WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Anna Akhmatova

 

Member Poem

poet Sumita Datta

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. A Drinking Song, William Butler Yeats
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]