One-Sided Love

December 13, 2009
By sharkgirl1991 BRONZE, Ben Lomond, California
sharkgirl1991 BRONZE, Ben Lomond, California
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I love you, but you don’t love me.
Your heart belongs to someone else.
So our love will never be.
I know this to be true,
but I still think of what might have been.
I just can’t seem to get over you,
Because you are unlike other men.
You’re different from others that I have known.
But I know that with this love,
I am only on my own.
Whenever I see you,
My heart leaps in a crazy whirl.
You seem to be that boy,
But I’m not that girl.
The girl you found makes me happy,
I can see it in your eyes.
I try and tell myself that you’re not with her.
But I know that I’m just telling myself lies.
When I found out about you two,
I wanted to rip my heart out and never love again.
Because I will never feel the kind of love you have.
So I’ll just give up on love then.
Without me your world will continue on turning.
I still say that it’s me you’re with,
but I know I’m only pretending.
I love you, but you don’t have love to give me in return.
Love will never exist for me,
yet it’s still love that I yearn.
Your world is full of happiness that I will never know.
I’ll always love you, but I know I’ll be on my own.

The author's comments:
I was inspired by the character Éponine from the musical Les Miserables. She was in love with her friend Marius but he didn't love her back. He was in love with somebody else.I could really feel the pain and sorrow that Éponine was feeling especially with the songs that her character sang. Her pain and sorrow is so real that I was inspired to write this poem

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Nics21 said...
on Jul. 20 2017 at 6:10 am
Your work became my inspiration in writing my own ballad for my school project. I love it! Its very nice and simple that anyone can really relate to. Five stars for your work


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