Need Love?

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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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cartierthefoamposite said...
Nov. 6, 2015 at 9:21 am
Love is a very strong drug of life. This is a true writing of what love can do to two individuals, which is a reason why I love this poem.
Queenjonah said...
Nov. 4, 2015 at 2:37 pm
This poem is honestly what I feel about love and being in love. When you say, “I want raw, unrelenting love,” I feel deep inside of my heart what you mean. I understand what is written on an emotional level when it comes to meaning behind the poem. I am in awe with the honesty and emotion that you have put into your work.
2cmakayla said...
Nov. 4, 2015 at 9:58 am
Many teens, including myself, feel as if they can never be loved. “What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable?” are questions that are asked everyday. The poem speaks to me because love is complex; it can be heartbreaking and wonderful all at the same time. I have experienced love, but “I want raw, unrelenting love. The real deal.”
loula said...
Nov. 2, 2015 at 10:50 am
beautiful darling. outstanding!
Darius_Nobles said...
Sept. 14, 2015 at 10:27 am Please Leave Constructive Criticism, There's always room for improvement. Thanks Enjoy.
DLove said...
Jul. 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm
Love it. described me in every word
BritneyAllison said...
Jul. 22, 2015 at 5:29 am
This poem is pretty sad but beautiful. Please continue to write amazing poems like this one!
elisam14 said...
Jun. 9, 2015 at 7:38 pm
Love this, can relate.
peystallings said...
Apr. 2, 2015 at 2:17 pm
This is a really good poem, nice word choice! Love it
Iamwhoiam16 said...
Mar. 19, 2015 at 5:56 am
I really love the way it was written! :) Great job!
Gabbyobelar said...
Feb. 20, 2015 at 9:51 pm
This is a very interesting and lovely poem! Great job and keep it up(:
TakeAGuessKatara said...
Feb. 19, 2015 at 9:43 pm
An interesting view on love.
PeaceCanConquerAll said...
Feb. 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm
very good piece
GeorgiaLaz said...
Jan. 26, 2015 at 8:11 pm
This is really interesting and thoughtful...I think it's great!
osu15 said...
Nov. 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm
This was a very interresting poem in a good way
authoress17 said...
Oct. 8, 2014 at 4:09 pm
That was a beautiful. You are a wonderful writer!
Coopter_03 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm
Like woah. That was legit
amber603 said...
Sept. 18, 2014 at 11:45 pm
Beautiful! the idea of unconditional love is what we all need but can be unattainable sometimes.
KaiLeenaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 18, 2014 at 5:10 pm
That was beautifully put. I feel as though you can and will be an inspiration to many. Your poem has made me see some things and question myself in the way you have. Perhaps, I have always questioned myself. It is so good to not feel so alone. I wish you the best of luck to find the love that you deserve.
MissEmilyDickinson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 18, 2014 at 2:50 pm
I can relate to this; it's amazing. It's absolutely, wonderful. You have such a talent and greatness in you; and I hope you know that. You are a amazing and wonderful and talented writer and person. ^_^ Thank you for sharing this. ^_^
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