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Hasan Ali

And I Lust

And I lust
lust for feeling
As I watch it crumble to dust
And stand in its majestic ruin

Readily do I sit in solitude weeping
Grieving the severance of my hopes
Without ever speaking of how I
Claw open the eyes of those dreaming

As I lust
lust for meaning
And watch as it turn to dusk
Standing around its majestic ruin

Verily have I been broken
Inevitable that it should happen again
But have I not also spoken
Words to the effect of causing an end

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Want my advice?

Ah friend! Never fall in love. I speak from experience, I tried it
If Lethe does indeed exist can someone -
tell me please where I might find it?

Ah friend! Heed this warning of mine!
For to know of love's evils and still
make the tragic mistake,
is by any means a crime

But wait,

In a sense, I suppose I tell a lie,
there's something consoling in
nursing your heart and letting opportunities pass you by

If I'm honest I want you to play the game and fail,
So though I'll be heart broken I shan't be lonely
For you and I will spend our years sharing our miserable tales

And you'll tell me how poisonous love is and I shall say I agree

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