Since Only Stories Last Forever

have you ever had a lover
whom you’d really like to leave
though you’d never want to hurt her
or watch her silent grieve

you’ve been lovers for a while
and she held you through your fears
but you’re tired of her smile
and you’re tired of her tears

just find a lonely friend
who can heal her shattered sighs
and their hearts together mend
till the smile reaches her eyes

forever love is only stories
but there’s comfort in the lies.

M.A. Mohanraj
January 13, 1994