I Need More Petals

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I hate you,
I love you,

There aren't enough petals
on this stupid flower
I don't understand why
I'm tripping over my words,
digging for lies
when my best friend wants to know if i like you

I mean,
It's You!
Just you.
The you that's always been there...
a little too always.

And now that you're not
I want you?
That's not right.
Time for a new flower,
one with more petals.
But whatever answer i land on
Is always wrong.

I hate you,
I love you,

Why can't I settle?
Just pick one!
Now I'm worse than you ever were.
All those years you loved me,
and the second you move on
I come down crashing.
And no one's there to catch me
I need more petals.

I hate you,
I love you,

Which will it be?
Which is it meant to be?
How can I leave my fate
To an innocent
stupid petal?

I hate you!
That's it!
Ok...one more flower.

I hate you,
I love you,

I love you!
No, it can't be
But it is.
It must be...

Well, why not.
I've run out of petals.





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Zero_K This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 20, 2009 at 1:08 am
I love this! I love the line where you say the person was there "a little too always" ha ha. This is great, and I love the idea with the flowers! He loves me. . .He loves me not. . .
ZERO
(P.S. Thanks for the comment!)
 
sunnylittlelemons This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 4, 2009 at 5:37 pm
I like the charm of the flower petals. made sense.Very well written,I enjoyed it.:p. I know how you feel.love's annoying at times.Haha.:)
 
SaraB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 29, 2009 at 11:35 pm
love stinks, huh? i know what you mean, to fall for someone you really shouldn't fall for. The flower metaphor was brilliant though.
 
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