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Those 3 Words (ILY)

Updated on April 20, 2014

It must be nice to know
you'll never get your feelings hurt.
How much do you love having all the control?
How much do you know
about the ways you impacted my world?
I won't call you scared
or tell you to man up.
I've got bad luck,
but it's gotta feel great to not have any worries.
You don't know heartache, baby.
You're nothing like me.

You don't know what it means
to wake up in the middle of the night
with tears in your eyes
cause the person sleeping by your side
doesn't have your best interest in mind.

I love a man who consistently disappoints me.
Your soul is full of negativity.
You're a fucking demon
and you don't know how it feels to be possessed
by a love that doesn't stop hurting.

Tears don't fill your eyes as you debate
whether or not you can do better.
Your heart's not on your sleeve,
you don't crave apologies,
or love letters!

You don't need to feel better.
You're just fine.
You're nothing like me,
sitting around like a fool
wondering which promises will come true.

I doubt you will even react
when I say those 3 words to you.
but I have to say them for myself.
I can no longer care what you do.
I'm leaving you.

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    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Maryland

      Lisa, you're right! Those relationships don't do anything but make us feel bad. Thank you for stopping by :)

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      Lisa VanVorst 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Great hub Ryem. You go girl is what I think when I read it. Women need to stop being with someone who doesn't love them or appreciate them.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Maryland

      Audrey, I really appreciate your comment. Thank you.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      There is a stark quality here that I love--you do this well--and most don't--

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you, Rajan! I appreciate it : )

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      The hurt inside makes the words more powerful. Voted up Ryem.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you!

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      7 years ago

      those three words should never be used lightly and kudos to you for recognizing a situation that was not good for you...cheers

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Maryland

      You speak the truth, Gypsy! Thanks for stopping by! : )

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Dark and silent hurt best thoughts to move on.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Maryland

      It's kind of a dumb story. I was listening to a song called "3 Words" and I thought it was kind of funny that a lot of the time when people mention three words, those words are I love you. I wanted to have the opposite affect. It was kind of mad at someone when I wrote this, but not mad enough to truly feel inspired. I had to dig into my memories of a bad relationship that I had in order to make the emotions in the poem feel present.

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      Jose Velasquez 

      7 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Nice twist at the end. Where did the inspiration come from?

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Maryland

      I'm really glad you were able to feel me on this one, thank you!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      rAW! Sad!! and touching!!

      your words are really striking and can even slam holes in the heart. So sad when you love not to be loved.

      Pretty hard! But your words captured much more emotion than i can say.

      "I'm leaving you"

      that sums it up.

      good write.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you everyone for stopping by and commenting! : )

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      Lisa VanVorst 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      Powerful, great, well written. Great Hub!

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      7 years ago from Sweden

      So sad, and so strong. I love this!

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      Howie Watts 

      7 years ago

      I felt every word. Both the hurt and the satisfaction of being able to say those 3 words. Isn't it funny how those 3 words are sometimes as difficult to say as the other 3 (ILY) words for some people. Both instances seem to tear down some sort of a wall of protection...the other a wall of imprisonment. Sometimes one wall falling leads to the other being built. Sometimes either wall falling leads to complete and total freedom. Very well written. Voted up and awesome!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Ryem, this poem is filled with sadness, I agree with tsmog, this goes right to the soul. You are some poet!!

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      Randi Benlulu 

      7 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Deep, dark and cathartic! Great job!

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      Tim Mitchell 

      7 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Whoa! This is heart wrenching poetic words of emotion laced throughout. Thank you both for sharing and stirring the mind and the heart touching the soul. Nice!


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      christopher antoniou 

      7 years ago

      did not know how much i love you

      i love you so much. My world was beautiful

      cursed without you.. you broke my heart and i knew you would and i will always love you and you know that as you do not have to love you want from your man it is far far too late now

      the years and years has washed away our love and we now have you just memories. i will always love you life difference if you in my life

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      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      just wow, damn good

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      Ashutosh Tiwari 

      7 years ago from Lucknow, India

      Ah ! Very terrible when you love someone he/she does not loves you.

      straight from the inner depth of your heart!

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Ryem, every word seems to be emerged from your heart. A beautiful poem indeed !

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Darkly beautiful!


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