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Love makes you a Zombie

August 16, 2012
By AcidRoses SILVER, Elmont, New York
AcidRoses SILVER, Elmont, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Many that live deserve death and some that have died deserve life, can you give that to them? Do not be to hasty to deal out death and judgement, even the very wise cannot see all ends."

"Can't get no more free randy!"

You hear it all the time, “I love you,” and usually the one that’s being told that jumps from the floor, to the edge of the universe delighted. You watch as they get all mushy gushy and you can’t help to utter the cliché, yet still very appropriate “awww,” every now and again. It’s almost like love takes them to another place, somewhere high up in the sky where no one else can get them. Somewhere their deepest inhibitions can’t reach them, and it’s only them alone, living out their love story. This is all good and well, but what they don’t tell you is that love, quite simply, makes you a zombie.

They don’t tell you that love gives you such a good high, that when the person you do love isn’t around, all you can do is crash. Hit rock bottom. It’s a see-saw affair; you’re either going high as the moon, or to the pits of the earth. They don’t tell you that as soon as that girl leaves you, your heart feels like it’s getting ripped out of your chest, pulled straight up your throat. I myself am not so sure what to think about it. Should a drug as addictive as love be put to sale? Should we advocate such a powerful drug? I don’t have the answer, I’m not sure anyone has the answer but I do know, love makes you a zombie.

Each action you take is motivated by that other person, they empower you to do things you otherwise couldn’t or simply wouldn’t. Suddenly being the one to say all those cliché things doesn’t bother you, heck; you wouldn’t even mind writing a love song now. It’s wonderful isn’t? It sure is, but what you don’t know is that the feeling that makes you do things you wouldn’t normally do, also goes for things that cause you detriment. Just because you would take a bullet for that person, doesn’t mean you should. Just because they make you as happy as can be when they’re around, doesn’t mean you can only be happy when they’re around. Just because you care for her the most, doesn’t mean that you should care for yourself the least. I’ve seen many successful relationships; absolutely beautiful to watch, but what I didn’t see is that love made them zombies.

To top it all off, you have a feeling deep down that you can’t live without that other person and that you need them. Anyone that threatens what you have will pay dearly for it, and any joke becomes a serious offense. You wonder to yourself why this is so important to them, and why they’ll go so far for love as they do. I just attribute it to the fact, that love makes you a zombie.

Even though love does in fact, make you a zombie, I’m more afraid for those in the absence of love. I’m afraid for when your “other half,” decides to walk up and leave, if it doesn’t work out, and what happens then. But even more than that, I wonder how people allow themselves to fall victim to this. Becoming a lifeless, one track minded, zombie certainly doesn’t entice me to fall deeply in love, but maybe that’s the mystery. Maybe it creeps up on you like the sun at dawn;

Maybe what we need is a zombie apocalypse.

The author's comments:
Just what I see from others that are in love.

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This article has 6 comments.

on Aug. 14 2013 at 5:31 pm
Truth_and_Love SILVER, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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That second to last paragraph is great, man. This piece is genuine just like the last. I got a little lost in the middle, but you had a nice finish there. It's a strong piece, man, and I love that line "Should we advocate such a powerful drug?" That line is very relateable.

on Jul. 24 2013 at 2:23 am
lackadaisicalwolf, Asdf, Other
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I love this.  Well written and amazing view on love , good job. :)

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on Oct. 15 2012 at 12:48 am
bagley777 GOLD, Tucson, Arizona
11 articles 3 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love is a two way street. If you find yourself on a one-way road, it's time to take the next turn off.

This is a really cute piece! I love it(: It's very true, too. Especially for us teens, who tend to get carried away with this kind of stuff.

on Oct. 3 2012 at 10:02 pm
Ms.PeytonLovesHP GOLD, Rancho Cordova, California
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Favorite Quote:
“We are all a little weird and life is a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” - Doctor Seuss

This is a really good piece- as always. But...... I tend to disagree- or, maybe, well, both disagree AND agree.... Your descriptions are acurrate- and who wants to be left by their loved one? Nobody. But, how do you know if it's the real thing unless you take a chance? Once you are left by someone close to your heart, yes, it feels like your soul's about to be torn out. I know the feeling, believe me. but, if you take the chance again, you could truely end up with someone who would NEVER leave you. Love IS often misused, but's the real deal. I'll reflect on what you've said- if you reflect on what I've said.

on Aug. 25 2012 at 7:16 pm
JadedHeart GOLD, Somewhere, Georgia
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What an amazing reference. I never thought of it that way. love has always been something that I long for until a few months ago, and (honestly) speaks exactly what I have become to believe. What a strong word that is so often misused. Its actually quiet sad, but I try not to think about it. Will you check out some of my stuff? 

on Aug. 24 2012 at 6:46 pm
DoloresDarling, Cambridge, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Sarah Michelle Gellar- [on the importance of reading] I love books. I\'m constantly afraid we\'re moving into this digital era where books are going to go away, and to me books are the basis to everything in life. Reading is how we function.

This was amazing,  and very well written. I understand where you are coming from, and I totally agree. <3