Love Wasn't Enough


The only thing I could think of

The only thing that existed

In my mind

I wanted to make it work

So bad

I wanted you to love me

I wanted that love in return


Trying my hardest

Loving you the best way

I could

Each and every moment

Seemed like they lasted

A million years

The silence


The obsession in me

Continued to ache in my stomache

As I waited


For years

To receive what I believed

Was mine

What I deserved

And as hard as I tried

Nothing worked

No love

Only pain

Masked every part of me

It covered me

A disease that crept into my veins

Numbing me to extinction

I wanted to claim what was mine

I fought long and hard

Grasping at any hint of love I could find

But in return

There was no love to be found

Only sadness and regrets

My love wasn't enough

To save you from yourself

That was the hardest truth to accept

The hardest truth that was masked

In my blurred mind

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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

I know so well what you say caroline.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I only had time to read one more hub and I'm glad I read this one. Beautiful words, words that we all can associate with. You have done well with this one my friend, but then I always expect you to do so.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Try as we may, It seems love eludes us when we need it the most..Beautiful Caroline..

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for sharing this painful truth.

cleaner3 4 years ago

hello, gorgeous.

this is beautiful caroline .

bravo ,my lovely lady.

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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Brilliantly portrait, actually nothing is enough in life, the more we have the more we need, really unsatisfied animal we are, but when we start being happy whatsoever with us, seems enough, Great writing, Cheers

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Some people are that way and we wind up wasting a lot of time on something that will never be. Once we realize it's best to move on and put it all behind us as hard as it may be. Passing this on.

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penlady 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA

I'm so glad that I took time to read this beautiful poem. It's truly a piece of work that we all have experienced at some point in our lives.

This, Caroline, is great writing at its best. Voted up and beautiful.

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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

O my goodness. This was amazing. Voted up and awesome.

I well understand the terrible feeling when love is not enough.

Brilliant poem.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hi Curiad thank you! :)

@ Hi Billy thank you! :)

@ Hi Ruby thank you! :)

@ Hi Mhatter thank you! :0

@ Hi Michael thank you! :)

@ Hi Myown thank you! :)

@ Hi Gypsy thank you! :)

@ Hi Penlady thank you! :)

@ Hi Dim thank you! :)

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Very touching Poem.

Such strong emotions. Take care.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

A painful truth told in the most beautiful way it could have been told

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ashish04joshi 4 years ago from India

"My love wasn't enough

to save you from yourself"

Nice work...

So innocent in itself.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

damn this was good intense and taut I loved it!!!!!

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shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

you have brought out a painful truth in a beautiful manner

amazing hub

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hi Lady E thank you. :)

@ Hi Rahul thank you. :)

@ Hi Ashish thank you. :)

@ Hi Frank thank you. :)

@ Hi Shalini thank you. :)

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SubRon7 4 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Another very short story of a love that would not happen, but we continue to try.... Good job, Caroline.

Love your pick of a begining photo too.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Jim. :)

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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borik√©n the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

carolinemd21 passing by and getting some love from your poems. Stay well, blessings!

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Lastheart blessings to you too. :)

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Raciniwa. :)

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epigramman 4 years ago

...yearning, pleading, longing .....this genre belongs to you and fits you like a poetic glove so well that I thought your created it. lake erie time 3:15am and your words glisten like the diamonds on my lake when the sun is shining - and Caroline, you always shine brightly too. Off to slumber world now after coming home from work, hence the odd time of 3:15am - will come back and visit you again during the day time - bye for now and take special care.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Epi. You shine brightly too. :)

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khmazz 3 years ago from South Florida

Beautifully written! I loved it!!

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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Khmazz. :)

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