Would you love me …?

Woman
I cannot say why it seems
You just don’t
Want to get with me

My mind
Spurred to action
As my heart bleeds
Can only ask the questions

Would you love me
If I was taller
Darker
Or more handsome

Would you love me
If I had
A little more money
And a fancy car

Would you love me
If my name
Is in the news
Time and again

Would you love me
If I was
Different
From what I am

Sadly
What I am
Is
What I am

Perhaps someday
That can change
But whatever it is I become
Would you love me anyway?

Not about me

It eats you up
But you cannot say
Just how much you wish
That this swan song
Could be sung another way
Swing my way
And stay with me
So that it’s my eyes you look into
My arms that hold you
And my body you caress
What we see instead
Is that I am the confessor
I hear the tale
But it is not about me
At least not this time.

Being strong

So many people want me to be
Strong for them
And I am
Most times

Other times like this
I need someone
To care enough for me
That I won’t need to be

Too many people
Want to get
Too few
Want to give

One gets tired
After a while
Of giving
And not getting

Sometimes I feel
Like I have been
Strong for too long
And for too many people.

Fragments of me

You come to me
Like others before you
For that one thing you want
That fragment you need

You come
For that one thing
Lacking in your own life
That I so freely give

Getting it you smile
And remember how to laugh
Joyful at last
Having the fragment you sought

How was I to know
That the look in your eyes
Was not love at all
But the result of the fragment of me you now have

Like others before you
Who took other fragments of me
Just like you have
You soon leave fulfilled

And in time my soul is stripped
Of the different fragments taken away
Leaving behind this one
Without all the fragments of me.