—You Love Her Not by Altruistic (i.)
You fell in love with her
when she couldn't love herself.
You loved her wide brown eyes
that resembled the color of pure honey,
and her big plump lips
that were perfect enough to kiss.
You loved her voice
when she called your name
because she couldn't fall asleep,
and the silence of it all
when she was long gone in her dreams.
You taught her to love herself;
head, toe and everything in between.
Let nothing intervene. (ii.) She started to fall in love with herself,
but love you more each day and not less.
But maybe being in love with herself
was something you couldn't take.
It had you wondering about
the power that she had gave.
So you started breaking down
and telling her that
all the things you said weren't true. "Well, yeah I felt that way once upon a time... but now I feel something new."
You started telling her that
she was worthless and
watched as she cried.
And while at one time that would hurt you,
for some reason this time it made you smile. (iii.) You had her wondering,
trying to figure out how
any of this
How could you love her one minute,
and hate her the next?
While she was sad for sometime,
her soul kept on burning.
And all of the flowers you had
planted in her soul,
from her tears they were still growing.
That's when she realized
how much she loved herself,
and when she started
to love you less. "People like you don't deserve love," she said. "because you take peoples weaknesses
and make them your strengths."
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ALONE. Something I wrote today. We all have those days where our thoughts take over, and to help ease the scars I have, I write. Writing to me has recently become somewhat of a therapy to let go of everything I feel going on inside of me. And I decided to share my words because hearing and reading others words have also helped me heal. #poem#freeverse#poetry#poet#writer#writersofinstagram#writerscommunity#poemoftheday 🍃