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I Would Love You

May 29, 2011
By dolphinportkey7 GOLD, D, Other
dolphinportkey7 GOLD, D, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Because I knew you, I have been changed for good" AND "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"

I know that “sorry” doesn’t quite cut it
The pain that I feel coming from your face
I hope someday soon you will rise above it
And we will both have happier days.
I know that I’m the one who caused it
With spoken words of such tragic power
It’s funny that things could have been so different
No more long ago than perhaps an hour.
The twisted irony of this whole choice:
It was made to cause you the least possible hurt
But I know that to you, that excuse is just noise
Since your heart is slowly sinking into the dirt.
But know this: that I want so much
To feel something, just something, for you
And if I had my way and I was the judge
Of what passed and what didn’t on this world of blue
Then I would love you
I’d take you in my arms and I would love you
You’d tell me all your secrets and
I’d tell you all of mine
We’d hold each other close
And be one for all of time
But I can’t
Choose how I feel
But if I could
I’d make that love real.
Every part of me says that you’re the one
‘Cept for my heart
You make me laugh, together we have fun
I want to hate being apart
But I don’t.
So know this: that I want so much
To feel something, just something, for you
And I know that it doesn’t help that much
To hear me speak these words so true:
I would love you
I’d take you in my arms and I would love you
You’re too sweet for me to lie
And I know that I’m making your heart die
It’s not right to pretend
That I see you as anything more than a friend
You know I can’t choose
How I feel
Which is sad cuz I know
Your love is real.
Your love is real…
Maybe this one time, this last time
We’ll look at each other’s eyes
You’re begging me, you’re pleading for me
To search my mind
There’s nothing there but guilt
For crushing the hopes you’ve built
About us
You know there can’t be an “us”…
So I’m turning now
Walking away now
I wish I loved you
You know I’d love You
Oh, I would love

The author's comments:
I've had a couple of times in my life where people have had crushes on me, but I didn't feel anything back (and I've been on the other end of that, too). This is from the perspective of the person who just doesn't feel anything for the other person, and feels bad for the pain they are causing the other one.

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alex198 said...
on Aug. 25 2011 at 11:05 am
alex198, |, Other
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This was a really good poem! I loved the subtle rhythem that runs throughout the poem, it meant that the poem was able to flow smoothly without distracting from the deep emotion portrayed throughout it. I liked when you used shortened words like "cuz" and "'Cept", it made the poem seem more real and relatable. This was a great piece of work, well done! :)

on Aug. 2 2011 at 2:27 pm
blacksummer2014 SILVER, Brookfield, Wisconsin
7 articles 4 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"'I love you all; except you, Draco, I can't f****** stand you'"-- Harry from A Very Potter Musical

"Granger! Oh I thought you were a boggart!!!" -Albus Dumbledore from A Very Potter Musical

DP7- you rock my socks! That was like awesome on fifty different levels! :D I'm going to read your other work too. :) I knew you were amazing in the RPs we're in together but I am floored now- I didn't think you could get more amazing but you just did. :)

on Jul. 20 2011 at 11:21 am
Shminkanator5000 SILVER, Rochester, New York
9 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"

Wow, this was so strong and sincere! I understood completely where the narrator was coming from, and I felt as though we shared an understanding. Excellent work!