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Need Love?

December 31, 2008
By carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
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See it but never feel it.
Get close, only to push it away.
“Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”
Epitome of my life.
What is wrong with me?
What makes me so un-lovable?
Can someone remove this defective sign from my forehead,
And replace it with a kiss.
I want more than mediocre.
I want someone to miss.
Do I ask for too much?
Are my requirements unachievable?
My heart remains unconquered, unattained.
I’m tired of fairy tale endings,
Silly thoughts put in my head by unrealistic, but hopelessly believable movies.
They are all the same.
Girl meets boy. Girl messes it up. Boy forgives girl.
Happily Ever After.
At least they let on that relationships have problems.
I want raw, unrelenting love.
The real deal.
No movie, novel, or episode of “Sex and the City” could ever touch.
Left alone, drowning in thoughts,
Who else in the world could need love,
Like I need love?

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SPate said...
on Dec. 13 2021 at 4:53 pm
SPate, Charlotte, North Carolina
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I like how this poem brings up how movies make love seem so easy to get when it really isn't. I feel like I can relate to this poem and I understand when it says that you can see love but never feel it.

Maddie265 said...
on Oct. 15 2020 at 8:30 am
Maddie265, Ewing, New Jersey
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I like this poem it's quite interesting. Someone writing about the love they desire, and there are others that can relate to this as well. It's quite simple, but it's meaning is powerful.

Mike_Tython said...
on May. 10 2018 at 10:01 am
Mike_Tython, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
I jutht want to conquer people and their soulth.

Mike Tython approveth of thith poem. It ith clear that you have put a lot of thought into thith poem and that you are a very creative perthon. Keep up the good work.

DatGurlTho said...
on Mar. 17 2018 at 10:34 am
DatGurlTho, Wilmington, Delaware
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This is an amazing poem with a lot of thought put into it.

on Mar. 5 2018 at 1:41 pm
Ashtyn101 SILVER, Kahoka, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique" --Walt Disney.

You are really great! Keep up the great work.

C BRONZE said...
on Jan. 16 2018 at 12:00 pm
C BRONZE, Wolcott, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
Always stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.-Kim Hanks

It is quite an interesting poem, that I can definitely relate to. Excellent phrasing, has a weird ¨throb" to it,but it pulls me in. You deserve #1.

I loved this!

on Dec. 19 2017 at 11:59 am
Elizabeth2001 BRONZE, Durand, Michigan
4 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”

This is really amazing. You have power in so little words. Great job!!

really is an amazing poem

Fantastic poem,very nice

on Nov. 16 2017 at 4:01 pm
Dandelion14 GOLD, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
“People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode.”
― Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

I have never related to something so much... This is truly amazing.

on Nov. 7 2017 at 11:32 am
Lucyrobinson2002 SILVER, Baytown, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
One Day If The Speed Kills Me Do Not Cry Because I Was Smiling -Brian O'Connor-

My boyfriend broke up with me today I needed to hear this thank you

on Oct. 16 2017 at 7:55 pm
FluffyPanda427 BRONZE, Olympia, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Rase you words not your voice. It is the rain that grows flowers, not thunder."

Too Good ^-^

on Oct. 15 2017 at 8:52 pm
Milo_J_Henry BRONZE, Greenville, South Carolina
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Simple yet powerful, I like it!

on Sep. 22 2017 at 11:58 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

Love the lines “Remove the defective mark from my forehead/and replace it with a kiss”

on Sep. 22 2017 at 9:31 am
Breezette DIAMOND, Uniontown, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
Every Time I even think of you, all those bad memories just fade away, 'cause your smile's enough, you're enough...

That was, moving, very well composed, and every word hit apart of my that made this poem so much better!!

on Apr. 21 2017 at 7:00 pm
zealdemones BRONZE, Amarillo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes. - Alan Watts

This holds power, beautiful:)

on Apr. 4 2017 at 9:44 pm
manasisoman SILVER, Hillsborough, New Jersey
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Wow! What a great piece!

Catniss SILVER said...
on Mar. 30 2017 at 11:40 pm
Catniss SILVER, Jakarta, Other
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This really was a great poem. I just love the way you mske your ideas flow. Nice Job!

sgunz said...
on Mar. 5 2017 at 4:27 am
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Hi Cari! I'm using your poem for a class project and was wondering, if you don't mind me asking, how old you are? I was 12 when I first started writing poetry. keep up the creativity!