by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

he’s finally home from work
and she meets him at the door
she greets him with a smile and kiss
like she’s always done before 

she wraps her arms around him
while he stands frozen to the floor
he hasn’t got a hunger
though she is starved for more 

she has an inner longing
but he chooses not to care
he feels no need for bonding
as long as she’s just there 

she feels a burning in her heart
it’s filled with such desire
and so she’s forced to give her love
to those who want a fire 

she lights a thousand hearts
children, family, friends
though no beloved fills her up
when the day is done and ends 

she goes to sleep in silence
lonelier than if alone
she prays about the pain she feels
but ignores the signs she’s shown

not wanting to accept the truth
her heart so long has known 

Copyright © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved


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