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Letting Love In.

July 21, 2011
By LyricalBeauty GOLD, Fontana, California
LyricalBeauty GOLD, Fontana, California
14 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
" 'I am happy' that's just the saddest lie..."

"I think that all the silence is worse than all the violence. Fear is such a weak emotion, that's why I despise it..."

I have no idea what is wrong with me,
I feel like I’m living in some twisted fantasy.
I say I want love, but I cringe away at the sight.
Maybe the risk of getting hurt causes me great fright.
You’re the kind of boy I’ve longed for all my life,
But now that you’re here, I’m caught in a personal strife.
I wonder if I should let you into my heart.
But I know that I can’t, for what if you depart?

Simply being around you causes me great glee.
You’re so different; I feel like you can’t be real.
But I can’t help but wonder: What if you leave me?
I’m the only one that’ll be left here to heal.

I’m so scared to let you in,
But I can’t deny that being with you causes me to grin.
So I must somehow halt everything I’m feeling.
And ignore the fact that my heart is what you’re stealing.
I can’t risk the chance of getting hurt,
I refuse to have my heart thrown into the dirt.

Even if you are always in my dreams,
Letting love in isn’t as easy as it seems.
So I’m sorry, but I must wave goodbye.
And I need to let my feelings for you die.
This may make me a coward, but it’s what I must do,
I wish I wasn’t so scared of being hurt by you.

The author's comments:
I wish for love, but I know it truly frightens me.

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on Feb. 17 2012 at 7:35 pm
Cortney.Lynn GOLD, Hughesville, Pennsylvania
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I love this! You are an amazing writer! I'm definitely looking at your other stuff! Your great, don't stop writing!(: And check out my stuff please(:

on Nov. 3 2011 at 9:58 pm
BeautyFromPain21 SILVER, McGraw, New York
6 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
the only thing to fear is fear itself.

I'm. Speechless.



Wow. Great job.

Dudet95 GOLD said...
on Sep. 10 2011 at 12:31 am
Dudet95 GOLD, Ottawa, Kansas
18 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your mom, if you don't know the past... You're doomed to repeat it.

This is great.I can fell the emotions in this and it is soo true.Trusting is so hard,and this poem opens up the mind to really think about how many times we've actuallu ran away from someone we truelly care about so we wont get hurt.This is great.Amazing job.

on Aug. 19 2011 at 5:45 pm
Shadowfoxz DIAMOND, Washington D.C, District Of Columbia
56 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
I have new work coming out every week. Yaay.

I feel so bad for the girl in the poem...or is that you? To have loved and let go out of fear... you can't let the unknown future ruin your present

LoveyLover. said...
on Jul. 27 2011 at 3:22 pm
L O V E it! I could really feel the narrator's conflicted emotions; great job :D