Pretender

How can I understand you,
if I have no idea,
what’s going on,
inside that head of yours?

How you got here,
and where you think you’re going?

So tell me,
what’s happening;
what’s new in your life;
what are you excited about?

And if you care,
gaze into my eyes,
so that I can see yours?

But if you see me looking beyond,
then you’ll know,
how much it hurt,
that you were insincere!

By: ElRoyPoet © 2017

Listen to Hawk Nelson—Live Like You’re Loved song

“Who is good, if he knows not who he is? And who knows what he is, if he forgets that things which have been made are perishable, and that it is not possible for one human being to be with another always?”

Spanish Translation

“¿Quién es bueno, si no sabe quién es? ¿Y quién sabe lo que es, si olvida que las cosas que se han hecho—perecerán, y que no es posible que un ser humano esté siempre con otro?”

Excerpts from Epictetus on Love and Loss: The Stoic Strategy for Surviving Heartbreak

“In every encounter, we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” By: Brennan Manning, 2008

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