Heartache, how tightly are you corded to love?
Do you follow closely, hiding out of sight,
Or come in from afar when she runs away?
I feel you in my chest, choking out my smile.
I wish my will could shape the cloudy future,
But I fear I may not know as much as Fate.
My heart feels gray darkness as much as any light,
Heartache, do I still hold love?
Love, how much do I owe thee?
You gave my soul every joy when she was mine,
Though with her I could have been happily poor,
I felt as though I'd never have to worry.
But now it's over, for reasons then weighty.
Still, should I cast Reason off and challenge Fate
To try again? If not, then answer this cry:
Love, will Heartache ever shadow me?