Poetry by Jeff Green

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In spite of it all

by cricketjeff on January 29, 2011.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

I cannot count the hearts you’ve split in two
With liquid eyes and all embracing gaze
It’s lunacy to fall in love with you

I took my place behind the eager queue
Who waited for their turn to fight the blaze
I cannot count the hearts you’ve split in two

As one by one they found their time was through
You left each broken lover in a daze
It’s lunacy to fall in love with you

I watched you as you crashed and as you flew
And watched each fool who found love rarely pays
I cannot count the hearts you’ve split in two

You gave the World to just a lucky few
The rest are left discarded in the maze
It’s lunacy to fall in love with you

I’ll never leave to find somebody new
You’re stuck with me despite your errant ways
I cannot count the hearts you’ve split in two
It’s lunacy to fall in love with you

Author notes

Not a good villanelle, I thought it was going to be when I started, but there’s no flow and no feeling, ah well I’ll keep trying