I Wish You Cared

poem by: Royce B
Written on Jun 07, 2017

I know you don't care; I just wish you did,
About all the longing and feelings I hid
But my heart is not something you've missed. 

It doesn't matter, but I wish it did to you
I still dream of you and the things we used to do
And sometimes it makes me smile like a fool

It doesn't matter to you, but maybe it should,
I gave you everything I could,
And hell, I probably still would. 

You never stopped to remember, but I have,
The past joys and sorrows, every cry and laugh
And how happy we were until you took another path. 

I know you don't care, I just hoped you might. 
I decided to enlist tonight. 
With the Marine Corps on my sights.

 It's happening soon, 
When I see my recruiter in the Afternoon
To earn a uniform that would have made you swoon

I know you don't care. I just wish you would. 
I still long to be at you side as once I stood
But only when I'm in a foolish mood. 

I don't know what may happen next
So I'd like to apologise for all I've done to vex

I only ask that you remember me well,
And that I may learn how not to dwell. 


Tags: sad, love, depressing, wishful,

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Christopher Russon commented:
Lovely poem.nice rhyming.
Robert Kohlhammer commented:
Reminiscent of Roger mcgough┬┤s style.


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