Why Is That
Why is that the greatest of songs has the saddest of stories behind them,
Why is that the greatest of people have heartbreak left behind in their life,
Why is that the dreamy symphonies have some broken dreams behind it,
Why is love always like that, breaks away people inch by inch and makes them strangers.
Why are you one of my inspirations yet harmful for me,
Why are you one of my passions but still I can't get you,
Why are you one of my emotions but I never feel you,
Maybe I'm scared, to cause scars of love,
Wounds of burning passion,
And scratches of heartbreak on my body.
Maybe I'm scared of loving you with all my heart
just to break it apart,
in short span of time.
Maybe I'm scared of falling for someone like you,
Fragile, nimble and delicate,
If I break you somewhere, it'll break me the most,
Maybe that's why I'm scared of loving you.
Why is that, the greatest of love stories have shortest of love but longest of pain,
Why is that the more I think about you, the longer I yearn to have you,
The heavier my passion grows,
And there comes out a poetry of love,
Why is that?
© Ashraf Shaikh