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Need Love?

December 31, 2008
By carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
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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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Presley96 said...
on Nov. 18 2011 at 11:40 am
Presley96, Roseland, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.
Joseph Roux

Such a well written poem. I totally love it and enjoyed reading it

on Nov. 18 2011 at 8:37 am
EmiliePhillippi GOLD, Holland, Michigan
16 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:15 

Ummm...right here! I also need love like you do! It sucks! I feel desperate...haha...i like this poem.its really heartfelt

on Nov. 18 2011 at 8:27 am
Like looking in a mirror!  Great job putting into words what I never could!

PRDGirl BRONZE said...
on Nov. 15 2011 at 8:46 am
PRDGirl BRONZE, NY, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Live for tomorrow cuz yeserday is so in the passed

When i read i saw me in this poem :)

LuviiDovey said...
on Nov. 5 2011 at 5:46 pm
I can relate to this poem; well done. I love it.

on Oct. 28 2011 at 7:35 am
Cosmicpupp BRONZE, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"That which we call a rose my any other name would smell as sweet"

story of my life...but this is AWESOME!

on Oct. 27 2011 at 11:20 pm
clairexoxo100 BRONZE, San Antonio, Texas
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Just because you use your eyes, doesn't mean you always see

Just  joined and must say that this is one of the most well written and thoughtful poems I've read. Good Job :D

on Oct. 27 2011 at 8:50 pm
Kayotic PLATINUM, Goodyear, Arizona
37 articles 9 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
You aren't having fun unless you're commiting sin~ Priest

I can completely relate to this!

Kpalo14 SILVER said...
on Oct. 27 2011 at 4:44 pm
Kpalo14 SILVER, Wilson, Michigan
9 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
You don't know what you have until you've lost it. So treasure everything you do have and never let it go

Very emotional and very true. I loved it :)

Chans247 GOLD said...
on Oct. 27 2011 at 7:17 am
Chans247 GOLD, Rosthern, Other
12 articles 6 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You could say this advice is priceless. Now...if you trust in yourself...believe in your dreams...and follow your'll still get beaten by people who spend their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." ~Discworld

I love this poem! It sounds exactically like me right now :P

KCayla GOLD said...
on Oct. 27 2011 at 5:57 am
KCayla GOLD, Stillwater, New York
12 articles 2 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I brought a cupcake, and I brought Apollo" - My Best friend, implying that I was like Apollo :D

wow, this is totally relatable. that's exactly how i felt until i met my boyfriend. good job, keep writing. :)

dreamer.girl said...
on Oct. 19 2011 at 6:13 am
This is Amazing. I love how I can totally relate to it! Awesome job, Keep it up!

soldout said...
on Oct. 9 2011 at 7:27 pm
yu got the whole package wrapped up right there! and i think it's the same for all of us. love is so artificial these days. Your poem describes how teens in general think about it. five stars :)

on Oct. 8 2011 at 11:50 am
This is so cute! Very beautiful! Loved it!

on Oct. 6 2011 at 4:23 pm
Basketball24 BRONZE, Tremont, Pennsylvania
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This poem is amazing!!! This coming from an eight grade boy who knows how it feels.

on Oct. 6 2011 at 3:10 pm
Neeharika BRONZE, Shoreline, Washington
1 article 1 photo 2 comments

Alright, heres whats up. I generally hate reading poems. Just as I was about to click the red ex that was ever to luminous at the top of the page, I thought, "wait". Lets give this poem a chance. Perhaps to redefine the complete meaning of poetry for me...


Then I read it...


And it was quite the wonderful little thing. Thanks for creating a masterpiece that we all can enjoy.

on Oct. 5 2011 at 4:44 pm
clumsyteardropper SILVER, Roslyn, Pennsylvania
8 articles 0 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't help others, if you yourself need help" -my sister ;) love it!

woahh that was great ;)  please keep writing!  i clicked the thingy so that they'll email me when ya write something else :D

on Oct. 5 2011 at 12:10 pm
gossimergrrl BRONZE, Grosse Ile, Michigan
3 articles 1 photo 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hamlet: Oh God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams." -William Shakespeare

wow this is insanly good! i totally relate to this. ur a great writer keep up the good work. *gives five stars*

Kinzi GOLD said...
on Oct. 5 2011 at 4:15 am
Kinzi GOLD, Cairo, Other
11 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” -Mother Teresa

Amazingly well written. My favorite part is the end; "I want raw, unrelenting love. The REAL DEAL." I think we can all connect with that.

"For there is love that is as stong as death, jealousy demanding as the grave. And many waters cannot quench this love." Your poem reminds me of this song. {=] Anybody look up the lyrics to this song if you ever get the chance. 

on Oct. 3 2011 at 10:08 am
this was AMAZING!!!!