If this was love we wouldn’t have ended up hurting each other
If this was love we would have looked each other in the eyes and saw what each other felt
If this was love it wouldn’t have been so hard
If this was love we wouldn’t have misunderstood each other so deeply

If this was love you wouldn’t have told me about all those you fancy
And I wouldn’t have lived my life knowing that you wouldn’t stay
You would have known how I suffered for weeks while we were together
I would have needed your comfort – if this was love really

If this was love we would have fought side by side
If this was love you wouldn’t have been so afraid
If this was love I wouldn’t have given up on you
If truly this was love I would have told you so…

But this wasn’t love
So we ended up hurting each other
We couldn’t look each other in the eyes like we used to
It had been so hard
Yet so easy to misunderstand each other deeply

This wasn’t love
So you held your banners for those you fancy
And I lived my life knowing you’d never be by my side
You have never known I bled while smiling at you
And I never sought your comfort even when I needed it so

This wasn’t love at all
That’s why we never fought side by side
And you had been so afraid
That’s why I gave up on you
And I never told you I may be in love with you

If this was love it would have been plain and simple
But it just wasn’t love so it was convoluted, complicated, and trifle
If it was love it would have been everything we had hoped for
But it wasn’t, so we both had found the other at fault

Author: Mark Atong

If he is not taking advantage of his skills on full-time IT employment, he is going different places and hopefully making his mother proud. He believes writing is his passion; but it has yet to prove to pay his bills. He is a fun-loving individual who would rather stay at home reading books and catch-up on episodes of TV shows.

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