NEGLECT: LOVE’S SILENT KILLER

NEGLECT: LOVE’S SILENT KILLER
Love does not die over night my friend
It decays little by little
Like a terminal disease
Love was fine one day
Or so you thought
But you ignored the warning signs
She pleaded
You ignored
She wept bitterly
You shushed her angrily
She asked you for water
You left the fertile soil grow bone dry
She chased you
You out ran her- never letting her catch up to your mad pace
She was wide awake
You knocked her unconscious
She was vibrant
You dimmed her light
She was your world
You told her to get out of it
She trusted
You trampled her under your muddy boot
She laughed at all your jokes
And now she laughs at you
You’re the cruelest joke.
Love does not die over night my friend
It dies quietly, little by little
Until the day you uproot it
And every root is crisp, dry and dead
Neglect is the worst form of abuse
It kills love silently…like a life threatening disease

-EVA SANTIAGO copyright 2012