Poem: Why I Hate Love


*NOTE: Mature language

Love is a horrible thing.
It takes you hostage;
You become your own victim,
Torturing yourself,
Being unable to stop yourself.
The pain it develops

It turns you inside out
So you become vulnerable.
Anyone can mess with your emotions,
The ones you wish didn't exist.
You want them to end.
Making you feel fucked up

It gets inside of you
Stabbing at the heart,
"Let me in!" it screams.
Until you give in.
Trapped until it has had enough,
And moves onto someone else

But the scar remains
Opening at any time.
Letting anyone in.
For something stupid they did,
Like smile at you, talk to you.
Maybe even kiss you

They're inside of you
You can't get them out.
You want them gone,
But it grows stronger.
You start missing them,
You want to see them

Your ribcage is a jail
They can't escape,
Unless they kill it.
But that's impossible,
Like hiding from death,
Or living without oxygen

Until they manage to get out
With one simple password:
"Maybe we should just be friends."
It has been murdered,
Leaving you in the darkness,
Crying in the corner

You want it back
But it's gone.
Only when you feel a glass splinter
Slicing into your heart.
That's when you realize
It got inside and ripped you apart

It wasn't your imagination
It was real.
They weren't imaginary,
They were real.
It took control,
They took over

You begin to hate it
You scream for them.
But no one can hear you.
You've built a wall
To protect yourself.
No one can hurt you again

Love is a horrible thing
It turns you inside out.
It gets inside of you.
There's nothing worse,
But there's nothing better.
Creator and destroyer

Why did I write this?

It's very quite simple as to why I wrote this, as my emotions are poured into this piece. The original I had written by hand, and it felt great to get all of this out. I thought I had gotten over someone that I liked, however, months later I still could not get them out of my head and heart. We had never dated but they had said they only wanted to be friends. I was upset and angry for having been led on. This is what came from this, having been tormented by them for months as I still had to see them everyday afterwards. It was a great relief when I was finally able to put what I felt into words. A great weight had literally been lifted off my shoulders, and taken out of me mentally.

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

So true how you express the torture of love! I'm glad you could let it out. Writing is so therapeutic. Thanks for sharing this!

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Diane Woodson 4 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

Haven't we all been there! This is a wonderful description of the agony we live in sometimes because of love.

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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

It is true that putting those thoughts and feelings down on paper can make you feel so much better. You did such a great job of expressing and describing those feelings as well.

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mother knows best 4 years ago from Dearborn, MI, USA

Still getting over someone myself... I feel this and understand it all too well. You wish you could drop your love for them as easily as they discarded you but still those emotions linger. -_-' It's especially frustrating when you find someone who really does are for you but your lingering emotions for the jerk are keeping you from returning those feelings to this person who actually deserves them.

Great write.. stirred up some emotions on my end... maybe just a little lol

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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Its nice and true ....liked every bit of it..have been there. Thanks for sharing. Shared and votes way up.

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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

I think many can relate to your feelings here.

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