Love, ardour, benevolence, philia
Take a moment and give me your ear’
Indifference, apathy, nonchalance,
Let me take this chance;
To subliminally release
With hardly any ease
That which troubles my inner calm
Though you ought to be my soothing balm.
Of emotional sorts
That I can take up in minute shots
In the troubled sea.
At first it was all merry bliss.
As I received your first kiss.
Was a pillar in my emotional mess;
A sturdy anchor
That could hold down an 18-wheeler tanker.
It was rainbows and unicorns
Though even love has its pros and cons.
Now though I have a diff’ story to tell
A sound reminiscent of the death knell.
I drop two coins in the wishing well
Hear the peal of the church bell’;
Was what I want
Though now I have no choice but to punt.
Now it’s all indifference
Better if it were hate aversion,
Take the decision
Out of empathy.
‘Cause it was once said
“The opposite of love is not hate,
I’ll just reiterate
Better I hate
Than you to Coventry I send.
I hope you get to read this
I don’t want you to be perplex’
Puzzle, baffle, gravel or vex.
It’s as clear as day and night
That very soon you might
Lose what you love for good
I should stop this if I could
But the ball now is in your park
So decide how you’ll throw it back.
Just won’t quite;
you us in deciding what’s right.
Let’s all talk and bare our feeling’
And know what hand we’ll next be dealing…