The Heart

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The heart loves people for reasons,

That reason can-not always explain

The heart loves people for reasons,

That inevitably cause pain.

(Please forgive me.)

I know it's not right that I love you,

I know I should only love him,

But your promises of happiness

Make me want to live with that sin.

I've tried to forget that I knew you,

Told myself it wasn't worth the strife,

But after all these years, it's impossible,

How can I erase you from my life?

So many years spent talking late in-to the night,

So many years bickering — who's wrong, who's right?

So many memories, it's plain to see,

You're a part of me.

The part that longs for happiness,

The part that can't remember what there's to miss,

In living this life of complacency,

The part that longs for you

Longing for me.

I know it's not right that I love you,

I know I should only love him,

But your promises of happiness

Make me want to live with that sin.

I've tried all these years to forget you,

I've tried to ignore all this time

Those things my heart was telling me,

Still tells me after all this time—

It's wrong, I know, but I love you,

I can't stand to erase you from my life,

It's wrong, I know, but I need you

Forever, in my life.

I know it's not right that I love you,

Lord knows I wish it could be just him,

But no mater how I've tried and tried,

My heart just won't give in.

(It does things for reasons)

The heart loves people for reasons,

That reason cannot always explain

(And I'm sorry…)

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L. Sherman

2-27-10