Easier to have a broken heart

easier to have a broken heart
than walk away from dreams
of innocence
easier to mourn the loss of love
than loss of self
easier to yearn at night for touch
than see the thousand
grasping hands
easier to be a victim of love
than realize that love was never given
easier to be alone
than know that love will never
fill the wilderness inside

©  1992 J.L.Stanley