If Only To Survive

In vain, in agony I loved you

Aflame with love’s tormenting light

For you in turn loved yet another

And had her only in your sight




I wept, I prayed, I paced, I wondered

Insane and wrecked at your behest

And yet I’d choose to stay asunder

To feel such passion and unrest




For life is dull and death untimely

How do we live while we’re alive?

Feel love, however grim, unsightly

Feel pain, if only to survive



(Written for my novel The Crystal Knights)
2017

2 thoughts on “If Only To Survive

    1. I’m so glad you saw the Pushkin in it! That was the spirit I tried to capture. I probably already told you, but I wrote it for my last novel where there’s a culture similar to the Russians and they have poet similar to Pushkin whom they revere. I called the poet Pudrin – hehe. I really enjoyed channeling Pushkin.

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