“Love Is Giving”


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although, they say he’s fine;
you know he isn’t–so, why pretend?
you know him well.
so, you can tell that losing
has never been his strongest point.
if you were to lessen your pride
and see the truth for once;
you’ll realize the fact
that he, like you, is human, too.
with that said, you need to accept
that he can be hurting–just like, you do.
now, does your pride matter more
than the knowledge that you can also
help soothe his pain?
you say you love him, so prove that now.
he needs a friend and not a foe.
forego your pain, for now.
be his friend–and do it well.
you love him, so that’s what it means.
loving is giving, despite the pain.

–Diwa

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“The Fight”


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“go away, let go!”
he shouts at her.
“fine, i’ll leave you!”
she shouts,
right back at him.

she leaves him;
goes back home;
cries by herself;
and hates him,
for the rest of her life.

he found out
that he had cancer.
he dies–
two weeks,
after their fight.

–Diwa

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“The Girl Cried For You”


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you hate her for not crying.
you mock her because you think
that ever since you left her,
she never broke down in fear.

she let you go without a tear;
her eyes were all so clear.
she wished you no ill;
you thought her smiles were real.

you went away with no guilt;
a man who wanted to complete
all the steps that would make him
the best–the highest in the team.

then, you come back and find
the girl you left behind.
she’s different and stronger;
but couldn’t stay much longer.

she tells you that she has to go.
she mentions priorities, you do not know.
this makes you mad and thinks she’s bad.
you call her names that make her sad.

what you failed, to do, was think deeply, too.
you could have known the truth–
that the day you left for a better future,
she did not eat or sleep–the girl cried for you.

–Diwa

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