original poems by john allen
Kisses I'll Never Taste
I want to kiss the sorrow from your face -
to kiss the pain from your eyes.
It hurts me to see you like this.
I wonder, 'Is this how love dies?'
Life without passion is such a bore,
yet passion can bring great pain.
Each of us bears our own scars
from the times when love wanes.
I see the sadness in your eyes
and think, 'This is such a waste.'
I only want to hold you -
not dream of kisses I'll never taste.
© John Allen March, 2006