R.S. Mallari

When Pain is All there is

why do you need to hurt me?
so you could just feel a bit better
why keep on chasing ghosts
that has kept us so restless
wouldn’t it be better just to let go?

do you realize how much i carry?
every time you lash me with your tongue
heartless, how can you be?
why won’t you just be glad?
we have gone so far

now we are growing apart
crumbling vows and promises
soon, even the greatest foundation
shall collapse and will cease to exist
love no matter how strong and true
will break, if pain is all there is

R.S. Mallari

About R.S. Mallari

Through poetry I am trying to break the barriers of ethnicity, cultures and even beliefs for we humans have the same emotions, the same desires and aspirations. We may differ in colors, in language, and food that we eat yet we are still living under the same sun, swimming and sailing on the same seas and sleeping under the same stars.

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13:52 delete

Hi Charles - almost a harsh poem .. very sad words to read - words can be so cruel and people can be so unfair to each other.

It's good to be reminded of our frailties .. and that life is too short .. Hilary

16:15 delete

Although this poem may portray cruelty, I think the one who feels the pain is understandable. He or she might have been so destroyed that he or she had to say these things.

R.S. Mallari
16:50 delete

Hilary, funny you keep calling me Charles :). Thanks for dropping by anyway.


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