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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Michelle F. said...
Aug. 11, 2009 at 2:39 am
I appreciate the idea of poetry for releasing thoughts and emotion, but this isn't really a poem, so much as a written stream of words with line breaks. Sure, I get that it's something a lot of people can relate to. Doesn't mean you should put it in the form of a poem.
I understand that some poets prefer the down to earth style. However, this needs something else. Flow, metaphors, similes, SOMETHING. Change it up. I'm not quite feeling the poetic potential.
cherishfaith replied...
Oct. 8, 2009 at 11:28 am
obviosly her poem has potential if it was published.
AshaMidnightOlympian said...
Aug. 4, 2009 at 4:36 am
You go girl!
Lonleydandy said...
Aug. 4, 2009 at 1:24 am
O my gosh, I LOVE this poem. It is soooo easy to relate to! I love how you shoved the concept of pain of love into a short poem like this. Amazing job!
mallory14 said...
Aug. 4, 2009 at 1:17 am
you dont know how easy for me it is to relate to this poem, but it is beautiful and keep on writing
Lynzee J. said...
Aug. 3, 2009 at 11:03 pm
great job.... it is so easy to relate to. i really enjoyed it!!
pinksage33 said...
Aug. 3, 2009 at 10:08 pm
This is good!!!
Zero_K This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 29, 2009 at 10:42 pm
I love this and I can soooo relate. Every time I get a crush on a guy I get all depressed and think he doesn't like me because I'm ugly or I'm fat or I'm stupid and then when I finally found a guy and it was the stupidest relationship ever. I really love this poem. BRAVO!
GigglyAmber said...
Jul. 25, 2009 at 3:09 am
I love this poem, You took the words right away from my heart. I feel the exact same way. Great Job
Anjo! said...
Jul. 13, 2009 at 4:18 am
holy cow! it took my a while to get to the bottom of the page just to write you a comment! well obviously ... you are an amazing writer.. this is awesome. =]
PinkPrincess said...
Jul. 13, 2009 at 3:52 am
wow i feel like you know me and what im going through very relatable
Like*Whoa!!! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 13, 2009 at 1:43 am
wow this is super deep, i love how it completely defies the cliche love poem of love at first sight blah blah really is more like reality. and the rhyme scheme is genius:) keep it up! ohh and check out my work:)
xXFadedFlowerXx said...
Jul. 13, 2009 at 1:02 am
I love your poem, I've felt this way countless times.
jennifer P. said...
Jul. 13, 2009 at 12:08 am
I really liked your poem it truly seems like what i have
felt before along with my friends i guess thats how everyone feels sometimes when they are in love or want to fall in love.
mallory14 said...
Jul. 12, 2009 at 2:10 pm
i really like this poem. Yeah i know what you mean by not being loved,I always have issues with guys no tlikinhg me, so this poem totally relates to my life keep writing
JaseC said...
Jul. 10, 2009 at 9:04 am
being lonely is bad you figure that out after a while but that's usually too late and nothing is worse than being too late.
Edwin C. said...
Jul. 9, 2009 at 8:07 pm
i felt this way so many times. good work. my poems suck in comparison. this is straight from the broken heart.
myluvsong182<3 said...
Jun. 25, 2009 at 5:54 pm
FINALY someone who gives a new definition of love without being exactly like every cheesey sitcom and movie out there. lol :) I loved this! it ttly describes me lately, i got alot going ya kno...keep it up!:)
JJK#5315 said...
Jun. 24, 2009 at 12:28 am
this is really good :D
AJ K. said...
Jun. 16, 2009 at 7:23 pm
it is definitely a very well written poem but kinda cliche by pointing out all the cliches
Lotz.Of.sMileS said...
Jun. 8, 2009 at 3:59 pm
hey, u no i agree that louv is often overused in literature and all but i think this poem is great. it isn't as mushy gushy as normal luv poems and i really appreciate that. i like how u, urself commented on the fact that u weren't trying to cover luv entirely, but just the way you feel, and isn't that all anybody can do? keep writing cuz u've got a talent that needs to be seen!!
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