You learn by lovingLoving you is more than an obsession,
it is suffering and dying for your sake,
it is passion mounting to self-degradation,
it is the most painful heartache
and humiliation unto self-annihilation,
but it's all to feel the more alive;
and for each disastrous shipwreck of a raped relationship
I only seem to love the more
for what I learned and gathered of the ruins.
It's a feeling like of having been left over like a sole survivor
of a ruined city, and you feel the wonder
that you still remain alive and can go on
and must, for life is a responsibility.
I might be the most soft and vulnerable of women,
but at the same time my toughness is invulnerable.
I just have to go one teaching indefatigably and existing,
for I would be dead if I did not have you to love.
Poetry by Laila Roth
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Written on 2017-09-28 at 21:28
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