Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Why Fight?

I should have learned my lesson with Stephan.
One semester we were fighting like lovers.
The next semester he was in a wheel chair.
And the following semester he was dead.
Just like that.
And I never got to apologize,
Nor tell him how much I loved him,
I never got to say goodbye.

When life is all too fragile and short,
Why fight?

Why fight?
When I love you,
Even when the smoothness leaves your voice,
When you threaten to delete me from your phone
And disappear from my life,
Knowing it would break my heart

Why fight?
When you love me,
Even when I puff up like a dude
And the words from your mouth,
Sound like Charlie Brown's teacher,
And I turn my cold back to you.

Why fight?
When all we have is the moment we're in,
Not the past,
And how can we even foresee the future?
When we've wanted each other for years,
And finally have the opportunity
Why now are we fighting,
And afraid?

7 comments:

Lovebabz said...

Very beautiful and right to the heart.

The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

What a nice piece.
Life is short and people never know what may happen the next day or even minute.

sigh

MsKnowitAll said...

Lovebabz... thank you big Sis.

Queen... true that. must keep things light and on point.

Kiayaphd said...

You are so right; all we've got is right here and right now. Cherish the ones you love.

clnmike said...

That was deep and true.

MzTeeJaye said...

You are very talented!

MsKnowitAll said...

Thank you Kiaya, Clnmike & MzTeeJaye!