29 January 2016

She Didn't Love Me the Way I Loved Her

By Bud Koenemund

For "Her."

She didn’t love me the way I loved her;
That truth is as simple as it is stark.
Yet, this acceptance can’t spark will censured,
Nor provide solace to my broken heart.
An ecstasy birthed at first sight was marred –
Devotion became steeped in a cauldron
Of pain – tortured by eyes ‘twould shame mere stars.
Deceived, desire led too near those suns,
And as passion soared, sanity melted;
Burned away in fires of apathy.
Still, madness can’t erase the fondness felt
While affection lives on in memory.
   Respect oft’ spoils through indifference,
   But, what’s pure won’t dim to maleficence.

16 January 2016


By Bud Koenemund

For Shaindel Beers

Poet; what lyric could I offer you,
Knowing these same words inhabit thy brain?
I must request, Artist, briefly eschew
The pen to come muse, and let verse sustain
Thy spirit. Oh, aptly named – Beautiful –
Indeed, a title unmatched by these rhymes,
Be assured, thy visage remains youthful;
Nature undimmed ‘gainst the ravage of time.
Pray, acknowledge this little song as proof
Your countenance is appreciated,
And have faith the fleeting years will show truth
Through wisdom earned, and grace to celebrate.
   This praise springs forth by thy inspiration,
   A living light immortal as the Sun.