I Don’t Know How

I Dont Know How long poem

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There were things I knew
That I wanted you to know
I loved you
But I didn’t know how to teach you.

To me, you were above
In a place I longed to be
I loved you
But I didn’t know how to reach you.

I tried, god I tried.
To do things that gain favor
I loved you
But I didn’t know how to please you.

At times you cried
Or bellowed out in anger
I loved you
But I didn’t know how to ease you.

I was so good
Believe it or not I was
I loved you
But I didn’t know how to mind you.

I sat alone
Months in solitude
I loved you
But I didn’t know how to find you.

Thoughtless words
Violence and rage
I loved you
But I didn’t know how to spite you.

Sent away and banished
No longer family
I loved you
But I didn’t know how to fight you.

I tried to forget
Wash it all away
I loved you
But I didn’t know how to abate you.

I had a child
You don’t know him
I love you
Because I don’t know how to hate you.

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Phillip Poythress

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I simply enjoy writing. Mostly fantastical things. Someone once told me that my word choices were poetic so, I thought maybe I would try poetry.
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Mrudula Rani
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You do know how to write wonderfully.

Anoosha Rashid
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Loved this poem!

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