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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MidnightStorm225 said...
Dec. 17, 2015 at 8:36 am
hit me in the feels
DemiRose70510 said...
Nov. 19, 2015 at 2:34 pm
Love it. So relatable
tayfreeman. said...
Nov. 10, 2015 at 1:11 pm
I, like many others probably, can relate to this poem so well! And i think that's what makes it great- personal with a strong message but, at the same time, very relatable to readers.
IndigoWaltz replied...
May 2, 2016 at 9:48 pm
I disagree. I feel like, although relatable, this poem has been done far too many times to be anything special. Why write what others have written countless times. I can relate to the general message, but i still cannot accept that this "poem" is #1 on teen ink. Ill find a better sight for my work.
Skatergirl152 replied...
May 4, 2016 at 10:51 am
1. Don't make fun of someone else work look at you the word site is spelled s-i-t-e so before you judge someones work chek your spelling
Skatergirl152 replied...
May 4, 2016 at 10:53 am
sorry check
IndigoWaltz replied...
May 5, 2016 at 1:33 pm
Haha you have a point... I guess I was too fired up while writing the response to spell even a word s simple as site... I dont mean to be harsh I just dont relate nor get any feeling out of this poem and impulsively I spoke my mind.
WolfLuver said...
Nov. 10, 2015 at 12:35 pm
I like this it reminds me so much of me and my life
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.
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