Even If

Because I am selfish. Because I am self-centered.

Even If

 

Speak.

Even just a word

Even if it is not what I want to hear

Even if you don’t mean it

Even if it is out of kindness

 

Look.

Even with piercing eyes

Even if it goes right through me

Even if you don’t see

Even if it is out of pity

 

Smile.

Even with an effort

Even if it is dutifully forced

Even if you don’t feel happy

Even if it is out of past friendship

 

Stay.

Even with much regret.

Even if it is a hard burden

Even if you don’t find reason to

Even if it is out of debt

 

– National Poetry Month –

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One thought on “Even If

  1. I like how the poem develops a rhythm because of the repeating words.

    I can feel the hurt in these words; this poem should be able to turn many a hard heart. :)

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