I'm sick of these love songs; these odes to romance where a man loves a woman. I love happiness but she art an elusive mistress. She visits me but she seldom stays long; she never stays the night.
She never lays beside me on my bed to ease me into slumber. Come the advent of midnight, she forsakes me in the dark and leaves me to the cruel hand of insomnia. I remain a praying man for fruitless devotion is better than accepting the void.
They would see my pain if they weren't blinded by my smile. Perhaps I hide it too well, closing my eyes when I weep. But the tears that should fall like rain no one sees for they drown me inside and never do they leave.
I love happiness despite she being the misleading and deceptive dame she is. I love the fleeting moments of her sweet touch, I love when she fills my hollow smile and reminds me why I haven't ended it. But she seldom stays long; she never stays the night.