From Essence to non-essence

I love you
more than anyone else
I know
& more than anyone else
you know
I have hurt/hated you
more than anyone else
I know
& more than anyone else
you know
You do, too
Yes, you have, too
To make up for it, for all the hurt and hate
I gave you, I give you
more than anyone else
I know,
you know.
Of love, of myself, wholly
Of my essence

You try to, too.
In my madness I made you my goddess
In my heart I made you a shrine
Will all that happens of sadness
make you recede?                                                                                         Can Love on earth ever be?
Why are we always

being led from Essence to non-essence?


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Dr A.V. Koshy is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored seven or eight books of poetry, theory and criticism. He is an editor and anthologist. He is also a distinguished teacher of the English language and literature and a critic, with a Ph.D in modern poetry, specifically Samuel Beckett's poems in English. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry in 2012 and his book Art of Poetry was selected as Best Reads 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee. He has been editor's pick on Camel Saloon thrice and poet of the month thrice in Destiny Poets UK besides often having his poems appear in the highly selected category. Has other international awards, diplomas and certificates to his credit too.

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