Need Love?

December 31, 2008
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See it but never feel it.
Get close, only to push it away.
“Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”
Epitome of my life.
What is wrong with me?
What makes me so un-lovable?
Can someone remove this defective sign from my forehead,
And replace it with a kiss.
I want more than mediocre.
I want someone to miss.
Do I ask for too much?
Are my requirements unachievable?
My heart remains unconquered, unattained.
I’m tired of fairy tale endings,
Silly thoughts put in my head by unrealistic, but hopelessly believable movies.
They are all the same.
Girl meets boy. Girl messes it up. Boy forgives girl.
Happily Ever After.
At least they let on that relationships have problems.
I want raw, unrelenting love.
The real deal.
No movie, novel, or episode of “Sex and the City” could ever touch.
Left alone, drowning in thoughts,
Who else in the world could need love,
Like I need love?

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Lilly123456789 said...
May 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Hey, I was wondering if I could use this poem.  Of course I would give all the rights of the poem to you and make sure you are given credit for it.  But my friend and I are making a movie and this fits in perfectly so I was just wondering if I could use it? 

Thank you(:

nnc97 said...
May 4, 2011 at 9:58 pm

This poem really tells what most girls want and need....i mean it speaks truth


Marie said...
May 4, 2011 at 8:41 pm
I love this poem! I need love just like you need love! and look at how many there are just like us. a poem like this really brings out the best in people and makes a person step back and rethink their belif in humanity. 
Iluvmybff said...
May 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm
This is AMAZING!!! Very relatable too
Right4Me replied...
May 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm
I really like this. And no, you're not the only one that feels this way. I always feel like I get so close to love, and push it away.
Iluvmybff replied...
May 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm
I didnt say i was the only one who felt this way...Im kinda opposite though, i get close to love but they push away:(
Right4me replied...
May 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm

No, I didn't think that's what you said. I was actually talking about the author of this's all good. But yeah, I'm usually the one to push love away because I'm fearful or too independent or scared or something of that's tough, and I'm working through how to open up myself more to people so they can love me for who I REALLY am.


Iluvmybff replied...
May 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Love is always tough. Even when its true love. We just learn how to be strong and have a good friend to lean back on whenever we need it. Thats what i do. My best friend is the best. And we gotta remember, three things. 1)What doesnt kill us, only makes us stronger. 2)Our best friends will love us no matterwhat and they will always be there and 3)It takes time for love, and its hard now, but when it finally finds us, the struggle and wait will be worth it.
ieshastopnochfbb said...
May 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm
im saying thats true dont tryda find love let it come to u and i really like your poem its a banger!
CandaceLynn said...
May 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm
This is amazing! Everything you have said in your poem is exactly how I feel. It really hit home..
StarGazer453 said...
May 4, 2011 at 5:42 am

Is the lyric "don't know what you've got til it's gone" from Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell?

I absoluely love that song!


Your poem is fantastic, I really like the way you capture your feelings so efficiently!

Lindsey G. said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 1:27 pm
maybe if you were to stop trying to find love, it will find you.. just a thought.. but nice poem. I feel the same way at times. but then I realize I can find love in my own way, and I dont need a "partener" to be happy.
taraburns said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 10:38 am
wow i reallllyy like your poem, its relatable!
vampier said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 8:47 am
wow that deep and to teel you the truth that is an good pome....!
whatsbehindthissmile said...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm
wow, you are really good, this is so deep and emotional! I love this! (:
vampier said...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 8:40 am
that is deep i thak so, so wen you look bak on that bad time you had you plz just reliz it wont over pawer your life if you wont lit it.....
shygirl422 said...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm
there's no words to explain how good this poem was. i enjoyed reading it.
normgrl said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Soon after I read(and reread) your poem, I had the feeling that I instantly had to tell everyone about it! Which I did XD by posting a link on facebook - I hope you don't mind.

It's rather breath-taking how I can easily relate to this poem so very much which is one of the reasons why I loved it.

Good job!

homes14 said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm
love it, its soo true, great poem.
lala15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm
totally. im the most un-lovable person alive so i can relate to this.
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