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You Never Loved Me
Author: Mark Spencer

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You stood before the minister
And spoke your wedding vow,
But all those wide-eyed promises
Mean nothing to you now.

You vowed to love me every day,
Until death do us part.
Today you rarely think of me,
Iím absent from your heart.

You said you needed things to change,
But every time they did,
Youíd tell me you had new concerns,
Like some disgruntled kid.

With every change I tried to make,
A new complaint was heard.
And then the changes asked of me,
Got more and more absurd.

When you finally walked away,
I barely recognized
The spineless person Iíd become,
Though I was not surprised.

I tried so hard to make it real,
The vow you made to me,
That I got lost along the way,
Inside some fallacy.

I needed to believe someone
Could love me till I die.
Deep down inside I knew that you,
Would one day say goodbye.

In spite of everything you vowed,
I knew it wasnít true.
The things you said the things you did,
Were things love doesnít do.

Substance abuse, or violence,
Or infidelity,
These reasons I would understand,
But that just wasnít me.

I had a job I did my part,
And still you broke your vow.
You left me thinking it was me,
That I screwed up somehow.

But love does not behave that way,
It has too much respect.
Itís not some whim that comes and goes,
Such things are incorrect.

It isnít like some nice new car,
You take out for a spin.
Itís not a song you overplay,
Then never play again.

True love is a tenacious beast,
It fights until the end.
Even a blatant breach of trust,
Can barely make it bend.

Only a love that has no depth
Will ever cease to be.
You might have loved a piece of clay,
But you never loved ME!

------- Author's Notes -------

Hi Becky. I apologize, but the previous submission "Regrets", was a duplicate. That poem was already submitted. I forgot that I'd already done it. Sorry.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

jenny (93.186.31.97) -- Tuesday, February 10 2015, 08:59 am

nice one

Wow that is very good! Did that happen to u??
 
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