Love is Not the Answer

Lovers will stand beside you,

But those who love you will be few.

 

Lovers, skillful and various,

With faces innocent,

Names unknown,

Ways unfamiliar,

Will try their art on you—

The great attempt,

The profound knavery.

 

Like Hades, they will build for you

A duplicate earth,

With everything the same,

Even the sunlight and the meadow.

 

You will find a replica of your life

In their eyes screwed tight with light.

And there will be love—

What more can one ask for?

 

You will remember the sounds

Of your childhood, you will laugh

For no reason at all.

The world is beautiful, you will say.

 

You should learn this:

Love is not the answer

To your question.

Love does not heal,

It does not shield.

 

Lovers will bow before you,

Kneel down and take solemn oaths,

Hungry for your love, they will

Give you promises of springtime.

 

What have you seen in their eyes?

Is it the promise of heaven

Or the gloaming of hell?

 

Lovers will sing for you

Beyond the genius

Of the night’s music—

A soft, melodious tone

To swoon you.

 

You should know this:

Music can’t feed your soul.

 

Tell me, my love, do you dream

Of darkness sometimes?

Do you feel love’s icy-cold hands

Gripping your throat?

 

I love to be loved,

What more do I want? you say.

 

Look into your grieving heart—

Can’t you see   

Love is not the answer

To your unflinching question?

 

Lovers will stand beside you,

But those who truly love you

Will be few.    

 

 

Bibek Adhikari  





Poetry by Bibek
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Written on 2018-01-19 at 02:11

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antoniya katelieva-wood The PoetBay support member heart!
So well says it well done.
2018-07-09


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Very nicely written! One day there will be a true love that will stand by your side come rain or come shine, because I've seen it, and I've known it. Give as much as you will receive and it will become a reality one day with the right person. Choose well.
Ashe
2018-01-21



Ah, you got that right, Bibek. Gosh, you must have been around
a long time to have seen it. I see every day, those misguided souls who are taken in by the fakes. They say they love you,
but they don't. Well said, Bibek.
2018-01-19


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo!
Ken
2018-01-19


Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
You understand it well :)
2018-01-19