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Need Love?

December 31, 2008
By carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
8 articles 24 photos 51 comments

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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on Aug. 30 2012 at 11:22 pm
Basya44 PLATINUM, Brighton, Massachusetts
36 articles 1 photo 77 comments
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...
on 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.

on Aug. 20 2012 at 8:12 pm
Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
49 articles 0 photos 73 comments
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. :)

on Jun. 25 2012 at 6:03 pm
MountEverest GOLD, Fort Worth, Texas
17 articles 2 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs
Than in the perfumed chambers of the great,
Under the canopies of costly state,
And lulled with sound of sweetest melody?" By William Shakespeare

I kind of like it, but I got a little confused? I'm more used to poems with rythems, sorry, but I can really relate to yours.

Azile BRONZE said...
on May. 12 2012 at 1:32 pm
Azile BRONZE, Aurora, Oregon
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Live laugh love

Oh my gosh was that really about yourself or just a poem you created?

Bailey98 said...
on May. 1 2012 at 8:03 am
I really liked this poem and it was very detailed. The cliches that were often mentioned really helped me better understand the poem, the rhythm and rhyme, also made the poem fluent

on Apr. 27 2012 at 10:37 am
Mayteah Perry BRONZE, Grandville, Michigan
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
this poem is soo good. i love it (:

on Apr. 20 2012 at 9:35 am
BritishLittleDemon GOLD, Washington Court House, Ohio
11 articles 9 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
You would have to be CR@ZY to think like me ;)

I really do luv this one... I would love to read more of your work :3

on Apr. 20 2012 at 12:43 am
MysteriousWounds GOLD, Staten Island, New York
13 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
~Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~

i love this. it's like you took the words right out of my mouth

teamo14 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 16 2012 at 7:19 am
teamo14 BRONZE, Paris, Other
1 article 0 photos 49 comments
I relate to it. Great poem!

on Apr. 9 2012 at 7:05 pm
TaylorMarie BRONZE, Roscoe, Illinois
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments
Very relatable! Thanks for posting!

on Mar. 29 2012 at 3:10 pm
AngelBaron PLATINUM, Dallas, Oregon
21 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything has been figured out, except how to live. " -Jean-Paul Sartre

This is an deeply understanding piece of work. It accesses the recesses of the subconscience while still displaying the upfront emotions. Everyone has felt this pang of hurt within them during there lives at some time. Some people feel it every day. Thank you for writing something we all can relate to.

on Mar. 12 2012 at 4:53 pm
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 196 comments

Favorite Quote:
"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."

Cool Poem!!! I really relate to it..good job!

on Mar. 7 2012 at 9:59 pm
JessixMathers GOLD, Urbana, Illinois
10 articles 2 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
No matter where you run I'll be right there, right behind you, in your nightmares - Eminem <3

I can totally relate to every word of this, youre a really good writer :)

on Mar. 6 2012 at 8:35 pm
Shortty1314 GOLD, Fox Lake, Illinois
14 articles 2 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What, do you really think I was
strong enough to handle it?
If you did, then sweetie, you
don't know me at all.
These "smiles" are fake.
Just another lie people bought.
You will never know the disaster
that's behind them." -Anonymous

I really enjoyed reading it (: I can relate to this so well. All my poems are about love, the negative side. Keep writing ! (:

on Feb. 27 2012 at 11:58 am
FK092495 SILVER, Crystal River, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
God could not be everywhere, therefore he created mothers.

this is really good!!!

KComp SILVER said...
on Feb. 19 2012 at 12:38 am
KComp SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"religion should be discovered, not taught" -Unknown

love it, easy to relate to, this had an awesome rawness to it, really was able to push through all of the "true love" stereotypes and really hit the point that people seem to fail to reach most of the time

on Feb. 14 2012 at 3:30 pm
Let-Love-In PLATINUM, Chester, Connecticut
27 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You fail only if you stop writing."

emotional and very relatable, amazing work!

on Feb. 14 2012 at 12:02 pm
GingerLily BRONZE, Aulnay-sur-Mauldre, Other
3 articles 6 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world" - Oscar Wilde

I love what you're saying about wanting raw love . . . That's exactly how I feel. And you've worded it so beautifiully. That passage about the kiss replacing the marking, beautiful.

on Feb. 14 2012 at 11:53 am
BraxtonLangstonChapman SILVER, Lexington, North Carolina
9 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dedication, Hard Work

I really would like for my writing to get this many comments can someone explain to me how this is done?