A Note - for You to Forget Me
By Mariano Rivera

Excuse me for this brief letter,
delivered today to your closed door,
If only for my peace - with your forgiveness -
once read, immediately destroy it.

I wanted you to know that I feel better,
I have no longer the strength to insist
on this love, that made me crazy for you,
that fever, in my body, is now gone.

I can tell you that I have no feelings,
now, finally willing to be without you,
No longer matters, the distance between us,
because, at last, my heart is dead.

Some may say that I let you go,
when there was still time to hold you,
No one knows - you were never mine -
being free, you never really loved me.

You knew me only as a friend,
the advantage was always on your side,
The day you walked away,
you failed to see when I died.

For these reasons, I cannot hate you,
with no courage to tell you of my love,
You went past my sorrowful life,
never knowing - I was at your side.


Mariano is one of the Poets Unleashed, and they have graciously granted us permission to share this excerpt from their book of the same title. For more information about Poets Unleashed, please see http://members.tripod.com/poetsunleashed/index.htm


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