Bad Lessons

by Erin Cowart

What you need to know
and what they won't tell you
Is that love is a thing that you do
not just something done to you

That the things you demand
can be met with equal expectations

That the love you will be given
will not be perfect
And neither will the love you give

That all fairytales have happy endings
But not all loves

That it is the love after the happy ending
that makes a life

Erin Cowart's picture

I am a new poet and consider myself an ordinary person who sees the world in extraordinary ways. My poetry strives to make sense of the senseless and cruel in the world and point out some of the failings of society. I love to write about social, political and environmental issues and try to shine a light on the dark places that most people try to ignore.

Last updated November 21, 2021