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Cost of Love

written by: Luiz Syphre

@poetandkids

 

For your love:
I'm willing to risk an eternity in agony if I should ever fail you.

I would cry for you night and day,
The brave and strong defender forgotten.
Pity would be measured by my tears as I would be the definition thereof.

For your love:
I would exist as a shell of my former,
lose all material possessions and be a transient 'til death, for I would lose the slightest interest in life without you.  I would endure this existence eternal if you not returned to me.

For your love:
I don't offer you my best or an empty promise of it...those things are freely given and trivial.

Instead, I offer you what nobody else will

My slow death in a meager existence of depression and pain if I should ever fail you.

I risk all this once and again for a chance at your returning love.

Is this not the cost for your love?

Sit there and answer, as I pay it!

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
I actually lived this over a love that would no longer be.

Luiz Syphre

Luiz Syphre

I immigrated to the states from Mexico at age 12 and I quickly fell in love with poetry after my grandfather read some of his poems to me. However, at 18, I had a young family and that left very little time for this endevour as I started working to support us. I returned to adult school to finish my diploma. At that time I developed a severe depression that I still struggle with to this day, but I found it to be a great source of inspiration as well. Today I live in Los Angeles and I'm divorced. I have two children I see whenever possible and two adult kids. Both my Grandfather and his brother are award winning poets and journalists, with one, (Bartolome Delgado DeLeon) having a street, library and a prestigious national poet award in his honor.

Most of my pieces come from personal experience and true to me. Sometimes my material is raw, other times murdeous, and yet other times romantic, but always me, 100% authentic guaranteed.
Luiz Syphre

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