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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hiiiii said...
Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm
this poem is really good and shows the importance of being loved.
Briipeaaa said...
Feb. 10, 2014 at 11:48 am
You are incredily talented; I could feel the emotion leaking through the words. Good job! :)
MichealMulkey said...
Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:55 am
Most of these simple poems that may or may not be low quality recieve so many comments because they are highly controversial topics world wide. weather or not you believe this poem was produced with proper "craftmanship" or "creativity" and "originality", this writer's objective was to reach readers and others that have either felt this pain and conflict or can relate to this type of situation. simply put, I believe this was very succesful. Good job kid.
ScorpioBabii said...
Oct. 31, 2013 at 9:03 am
That is very deep with emotion. I know how it feels to want somebody to miss and to know when it's gone. But luckily I found someone that I can miss and I will never know when he is gone.  
micshea99 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 5, 2013 at 1:01 pm
Love this! You're not alone(:
jtorres5348 said...
Oct. 4, 2013 at 3:17 pm
You are really good at writing,
xxilybaexx said...
Sept. 20, 2013 at 3:23 pm
This is absolutely beautiful, and i feel your pain.... You are an amazing writer.... keep it up :)  
Kat127 said...
Aug. 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm
I could really relate to what you were feeling and the way you put it into words is beautiful. You are very talented, keep up the good work! 
writefearless said...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:20 pm
i so love this. the rhetorical questions make it very powerful. plus i can feel the emotion of the persona. beautiful :)
Bluetooth13 said...
Jul. 17, 2013 at 3:08 pm
Good job! :) please check out my work? (:
MusicIsLife1 said...
Jul. 3, 2013 at 11:10 am
This is amazing!! That`ss all i can say.. Keep up the great work(: I mean it.
MMOON said...
Jun. 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm
Wow.!!! I can totally relate to this poem and know exactly how you feel. Keep up the good work! And PLEASE look at my poems and PLEASE comment!
lacee.828 said...
Jun. 7, 2013 at 11:34 am
this is really good. keep it up :)
WritterGirl1197 said...
Oct. 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm
Absolutley right! This poem speaks the truth! Its beautifully written as well. Keep up the good work! -Writergirl1197
KoolPixie3232 said...
Sept. 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm
This is really cool, and very beautiful i really feel for you and i can really relate to you. i hope you find this perfect love. and i hope you stay this deep. - Pixie
Nessa13 said...
Sept. 21, 2012 at 9:09 am
okay, so I like this, but it doesn't really spek to me as a speaks to me more as a...entry?? It's really good and powerful, but...yeah! Good job though!!!!<3
_Optimistic said...
Sept. 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm
This realy spoke to me. I feel this way all the time. Thank you for this .
Basya44 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm
I think this poem portrays a feelings that a lot of people can relate to, but it's a little bit of a diary entry- you are pouring out your heart. It would be better if you coul send a message to the audience as well, or make them think more. Great job! I would love to hear your feedback on my poetry- it is very different from yours. Thanks for sharing:)
GingerRay said...
Aug. 30, 2012 at 11:13 am
  I completely understand what you are interpreting in this poem. It’s the raw truth that so many of us deny we really need and want. I wish to read more of your work my fellow poet.
Mimi15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm
This was so powerful. You're a fantastic writer. If you don't mind, I'd love to hear your opinion of my poem Broken Structure. Cheers. :)
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