I have a love-hate relationship with the phrase "unrequited love"
Simply because it sounds much more beautiful than it feels
Because "I love you, I'm just not in love with you" seems closer to
Might-as-well-be-gay love because it seems as if everything is trying to stop it from happening
Because walking into someone's life through a revolving door feels more accurately described by
Unrequited? More like misguided, single-sided, tryna fight it, gotta write it because it doesn't seem as if I'm allowed to express it anyway else - love
I love and hate these words at the same time that I love and hate you
You allowed my feelings to brew more than once - I've counted one, two
And then you pulled it away like a magician does a table cloth
Leaving me no choice but to feel confused and lost
Like a wet table and chairs full of broken glass
the feelings you put in my head are a pain in my fucking ass.
Because the way you used me while telling me you were using me
Est merde. It ain't fair!
And I don't know if I want you back, that's the hardest part
Im just sitting here alone trying to convert pain into art
So maybe, just maybe, I can feel something worth it
Even though I know if you turned back around I'd just fucking forget
Cause the shit you put me through would never surmount to the love I have for you
But, "There's plenty more fish in the sea,"
Sure that's Reassuring for someone playing catch-and-release
That's just not my game, though I guess it is yours
Just please spare me the sight of your lure
I don't want this crap because the way you deliver news makes it feel like
Wish I hadn't met her love
But I don't.
I'd rather see how far the extremities of love can stretch
Than to reduce my life to merely that of flesh
So the next time you're pondering the idea of unrequited love
Just try using some synonyms that make it sound less beautiful to more accurately understand the feeling
Like how about Kicked-aside love
Or Asked-to-hide love
That Jerry Springer love
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