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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Desiree M. said...
May 1, 2009 at 6:27 pm
Your writing is good and creative you are a very impossitive thinker and i know you dream of the future but regret the past.... so i feel i must say keep dreaming but forgive and forget the past..... live free and conquer your regrets....
Dean H. said...
May 1, 2009 at 1:55 am
Excellent poem. It's amazing how so many people can feel the same way you do and yet nothing ever seems to be done about it. I guess we just have to get out there and make it happen. Good job, and please check out my own poem, Palmer's Peak. I would appreciate your input on it.
KICK3593 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 29, 2009 at 6:03 pm
Turthfully now, is the sob sotry aspect so necessary?
Julie S. said...
Apr. 29, 2009 at 5:02 am
this was really good.
MysteriousLily93 said...
Apr. 28, 2009 at 10:41 pm
Very down to earth poem. i like it:) please check out Ceged Goddess, my own poem.
StrawberryPocky said...
Apr. 28, 2009 at 4:10 pm
story of my life! loved it.
Ruthey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 7:21 pm
usuallyandante, i agree with you 110 %!!!! i'm glad someone finally said it!!! weren't you the one who wrote the tangerine poem? i love that one. get down there and read his tangerine poem right now because its amazing. so original. like, 30 great lines about a tangerine.
i just want to say, get some fresh inspiration people!! you're talented, use it. you definitely have a way with words, though, well done. the only thing i don't like about this poem is the subject matter.
Evynn A. said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 7:21 pm
Dude that how I feel! I'm in a world of couple and I'm single.
KellyAnne said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 4:54 pm
I love this poem
it expresses feeling and emotion
and you make it feel like the reader can feel the way you do
very nice
youc0mpletemex said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 12:21 pm
You gave me goosebumps.
usuallyandante said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:44 am
i like it but i feel like it's the same thing over and over and over again
i'm sorry but it misses originality. structure wise, it's great. but i really hunger (actually, starving) for some good, original poetry, hopefully not about unachievable love or suicide. but that's just what i think.
Miranda M. said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:26 am
WOW loved it!
Mushroom:) said...
Apr. 26, 2009 at 11:42 pm
totally true i feel the same way sometimes.
not only that but you have an awesome talent keep writing!
Joeker said...
Apr. 26, 2009 at 9:53 pm
wow...i can relate to that poem... so your not alone...
KICK3593 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 26, 2009 at 5:33 pm
It seems you've written a plausible poem about perspective.

I think the main problem with the middle and end of this kpoem is that you haven't detached from the reality. You cannot necessarily try to relate to someone in a poem through direct things; it's got to be done through the senses.
joshua S. said...
Apr. 25, 2009 at 5:05 am
its sounds like the person in the poem is ethier ugly or mad with the world said...
Apr. 24, 2009 at 12:51 am
that was ammaaaazing!
pinkvolleyballgirl said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 9:46 pm
Check out iLove by Katelyn H. It has a lot of the same emotions. Super cool=)
music said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 7:42 pm
i really like this poem good job keep it up!!!
Miss.Super-Hyperactive said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 1:06 am
it's insane how so many people(including me) can relate to this poem. Please continue writing you have a gift.
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