I know not, to want,
I know not, to ask,
Of dreams impossible
And the heart taken to task.
I try not to think,
Contemplate all the ways
That I could have belonged,
In another world, not so unreal.
I have learned how to love-
Not just love like a human
But to keep loving in pain,
The concoction that makes an Angel.*
Finally I can stop, stop and give up
Give up and still keep the hope.
And not think it a loss or an anguish
Or a victory for the heartless and the gone.
Finally I can love with nothing to want for,

I will be the better man- and be a woman.

To Love is human. To feel Pain is human. Yet to still Love despite the Pain is pure Angel. -Rumi

About Guria

An Artist in Science: A Misfit 'cause I choose to be one. "Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform" And a Maverick, because, I'm... umm... brilliant?
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9 Responses to Heartache

  1. So painful, yet so beautiful. Its a really beautiful, really commendable expression: Loving without expecting anything in return – loving despite the pain!


  2. Painful and yet beautifully written. I hope there is always light at the end of the tunnel for you and for all of us who are in different phases of pain. Take care, do write more poetry.


  3. AS says:

    really beautiful.expresses emotions so beautifully



  4. Guria says:

    Shrikant, sometimes I wish things were just ordinary… but i loved the quote and the words flowed from there.

    Swapna, it is always just a phase but a tough one to get thru… thank you for appreciating my poetry though- that always makes me feel good 🙂

    AS, thank you! (I like your watercolors by the way)


  5. Megha says:

    loved it. could totally relate.
    you know, there is always atleast one desire or longing or love for a thing which we know we couldnt get but yet we have hope for…i dont know if it was the same feeling you wrote with…very nice..In such time, all we need is strength and faith!


  6. Guria says:

    Megha, you got that right… but I think the 'great' thing would be to be keep loving even when there's no hope… Easier said than done 😛


  7. Raj says:

    I know not, to want,
    I know not, to ask,
    Of dreams impossible
    And the heart taken to task.

    but i do know to fight
    and i do know to last
    of faith immovable
    and the heart set on the task

    stop giving up. start fighting. that's when you will be a better man. 🙂


  8. Guria says:

    Raj, I loved your words- I read and re-read them. But sometimes, there is no fight. But I suppose you can call this passive-aggressiveness. (If you hold on to the faith, I guess one does never give up) 🙂


  9. Raj says:

    there is a fight. there is always one. if not outside, then inside. but yes, sometimes the enemy ignorance. 🙂

    p.s.: whats better than never giving up?


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