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Love Wasn't Enough

Updated on March 25, 2013
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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

Everyday

Trying my hardest

Loving you the best way

I could

Each and every moment

Seemed like they lasted

A million years

The silence

Deafening

The obsession in me

Continued to ache in my stomache

As I waited

Patiently

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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    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      5 years ago

      Thank you Khmazz. :)

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      Kristen Mazzola 

      5 years ago from South Florida

      Beautifully written! I loved it!!

    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      5 years ago

      Thank you Epi. You shine brightly too. :)

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      epigramman 

      5 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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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Raciniwa. :)

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      bittersweet...captivating...

    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Lastheart blessings to you too. :)

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      6 years ago from Borikén 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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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Jim. :)

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      James W. Nelson 

      6 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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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      @ 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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      shalini sharan 

      6 years ago from Delhi

      you have brought out a painful truth in a beautiful manner

      amazing hub

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

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

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      Ashish Joshi 

      6 years ago from India

      "My love wasn't enough

      to save you from yourself"

      Nice work...

      So innocent in itself.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

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

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      Elena 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      Very touching Poem.

      Such strong emotions. Take care.

    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      @ 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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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      6 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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      penlady 

      6 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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 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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      myownlife 

      6 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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      cleaner3 

      6 years ago

      hello, gorgeous.

      this is beautiful caroline .

      bravo ,my lovely lady.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing this painful truth.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 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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      Bill Holland 

      6 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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      Mark G Weller 

      6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      I know so well what you say caroline.

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