Poem: Fool’s Love

I am a fool
Constantly falling
Constantly failing.
Loving
But not being loved.
There is a time to embrace
And a time to refrain from embracing.
Seems to me
All too often
Love requires me
To let go
Refrain from
Comfort of warm embrace.
When I look at her
Or even think of her
My heart clenches
Tears well
Soul pains
At all that wish to be
All that I can’t be.
Oh!
Unrequited love!
How foolish am I
To keep falling
Keep hoping
That this time
Or the next
Will turn out right?
What woman
Would want a man such as I?
Marked as different
Marked as weird.
Oh I yearn
For love to accept me
As I am.
But I harbor a fear
Growing ever stronger
That I shall be
Forever alone.
Still I hope
To prove that fear wrong.
I may be
Fool enough to love
But I am also
Fool enough to hope.
May fortune favor the foolish
Amen.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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