“The karma of love”

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The karma of love

A Poem by Coyote Poetry


When we are young. We waste the gift of love.


     The Karma of Love
Written on 5 March 1985

I remember when the sparkles in your eyes could  light up the world surrounding you.

I remember how I wanted you. How I twisted my world backward.  Just for a few moments of your touch.

Now my heart is in remorse and dismantle. Every time I think of you. How you made every moment so special. I feel weaken.

Now your smiles are rare. Your beautiful blue eyes lost their sparkles. You are living alone in a wasteland of  loneliness. Hiding all your pain. I taught you.

Maybe your life wasn’t so tough. But your heart was tender. Easily broken. And me . I was just after another conquest. Another heart to add to my hunger. Never to be fulfilled.

You won. After I left you. Your beautiful face. The memories of your tears.  Left me empty and dead.

Now I dreams I left you smiling. Laughing for our love would never end for you. You would be my brightest star.
I would be there to hold you when you  were afraid.

I awake alone. Seeing the damage done to you. Was done to me.

I called you. I told you. “I’m sorry. I would come back. I miss and love you.”

You whispered. “Thank you. I’m alright. It is too late. I have nothing left to give.”

So funny. I realized I stole all your dreams.

I also lost my dreams the morning I left you in our warm bed. To conquer another poor woman.

Leaving you with my heart.

5 March 1985