Why do Fools Fall in Love?

Before and After by Phil Burns

Before and After by Phil Burns

Falling in love is the easiest thing
Or the most difficult in the whole world
It makes no difference
If you are a grey grizzled old fool
Or a delightfully pretty young girl

He gets a message from his sweetheart
He hasn’t seen since way back when
He reads the words her tears have stained
His heart breaks once again

She says that she still thinks of him
That she will always care
She promises him her love forever
But she’s not going anywhere

He has to do what he must do
She understands he is aching
He has to go where he must go
That is the choice he’s making

She turns back at the crossroads
He travels on to east or west
As he looks round she walks away
And is gone like all the rest

Falling in love is the easiest thing
But it always ends in pain
It makes no difference
He is a grey grizzled old fool
He never will see her again

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13 Responses to Why do Fools Fall in Love?

  1. emmylgant says:

    Beautiful poem all around
    Although a heart breaker
    No matter the armor
    Pain and tears abound
    Yet love is a many splendored thing
    That’s why we keep falling
    And loving


  2. Penny L Howe says:

    Love is the texture that colors our lives. enriches our soul and breaks our hearts. It is also the thing we all need, even when words are said, and mistakes are made. Love is the needed elixir for both heartbreak and heartsong. It’s getting the formula right that seems to be the problem.


  3. utesmile says:

    Oh yes I know I am a fool too! 🙂


  4. willow says:

    Very sad, but beautifully written. I can feel the pain in his heart.


  5. RoSy says:

    Aww…Poor guy. Wonderful that he doesn’t give up though.


  6. Alastair says:

    AnElephant has wonderfully created
    Such a sad post. So full of feeling.
    Watching her turn and leave
    Would have left your heart feeling.

    Beautiful post my friend


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