Difficult Decision

Most Difficult Decision
Contains utmost difficulty of execution
Entails complete confidence of self
Requires thoughtful obstruction of desire
Tenacity and strength.

It is a just Decision
Clearly correct
And proper from all angles
The betterment of situation
Tragically boxed-in.

Your tender lips against my neck
Provides support for actions
Which are of course obvious
But only for the consequences
And lack of latitude.

Familiar old oceans
Of pain will capsize
The lives of so many affected
Before any warning
Might be issued.

I love you so much
I care for you more deeply than you know
Sadness heaves within me
For your pain is my pain
But we both know what must be done.


 2001 by Joel Mathew Hegberg