Selfometer Poems



When Love is Denied

Oldfield, Brenda M



What is this life?
When love is denied
I asked it to the mind
And so it cried,

Youíre a bloodless no one
A bloodless no one
With a heart that throbs,
Thoí itíll never be won

What is this life?
When love is denied
I repeat it to the mind
And so it sighed,

Youíre bitterly lost
So bitterly lost
Like a hardened leaf,
In the frozen frost

What is this life?
When love is denied
I insisted it to the mind
And so it modified

Youíre fuming in the dark
Just fuming in the dark
To spontaneously ignite
Like a lightning spark

What is this life?
When love is denied
I saw it in the mind
And so it signified

Your futureís been slain
So brutally slain
Hurled into an abyss
With nothing to gain

What is this life?
When love is denied
Still I search the mind,
But now it defied

Youíre haste-fully daunted
So haste-fully daunted
A self-pitying stooge
Bloodthirsty when taunted

Oh, what is this curse?
That life canít abide
A mind merely tortured,
When love is denied

For the fickle-some mind
Has no heart to rule
It canít reverse my gloom
But love, is no such fool!