Disclaimer: I do not own Star Wars, sadly. I wish I did.

A/N: This poem is archived in www.fanfiction.net, under the name CATZ KENOBI, and in www.obidala.net under BLACK KENOBI, that's why there are 2 names.

AFRAID TO LOVE AGAIN

By Catz/Black Kenobi

You say you're in love with me

Even though you know we can never be

I turn my head away from you

Because I don't know what else to do.

It's not that I do not want you

The Powers-That-Be know I do.

But there's something I think you should know

Before we let this love grow.

You know I've loved before

But that's all you know, nothing more.

My heart was once cruelly broken.

I did not want to love again.

I thought I had learned my lesson

That love was just a useless addiction.

But then you came back into my life

And cut through my heart like a knife.

But I'm afraid to love again.

How many times do I have to have my heart broken?

But I may not tell you that I love you.

I only pray that you know I do.

I did not expect to fall all over again,

But after I saw you back then

I knew I couldn't help but fall,

For love is something we can't stop at all.

I am definitely not pushing you away.

It's just that "I love you" is hard for me to say.

Maybe someday you will understand it all

When the time will come when you too will fall.

-written 06122002-