• If and Only If

    by  • July 27, 2011 • * Safe for Work *, Waxing Poetic, Yearning for You • 3 Comments

    I’d write your name a thousand times over
    if only my penmanship was worthy.

    I’d burn your house down
    if that meant you would need a place to stay.

    I’d have her break your heart
    if I was the one who got to mend it.

    I’d break your hand
    if I got to hold it all the way to the hospital.

    I’d insult you
    if I could hug you as an apology.

    I’d punch you in the jaw
    if I got to kiss it and make it better.

    I’d assure you an “F” on a test
    if I could tutor you everyday after school.

    I’d tell you I love you
    if you’d kiss me after I do.

    3 Responses to If and Only If

    1. Anon
      July 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      What a terrible way to view love. If you would hurt someone, take away their house, let someone break their heart, let them fail, hurt their feelings, just so you can make it all better…that is not love. That is selfishness. If you truly love someone, you never want them to hurt. You never want them to want or need anything. You never want them to cry. You only want them to be happy…even if it is not with you.

    2. R
      July 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      I think this is beautiful. I don’t think most of it was written in a literal sense. It’s poetic and wonderful.

    3. s
      July 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      This is beautiful. Aww, young love.

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