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Discontent or Love

Which is it?

By Donna Fox (HKB)Published about a month ago 1 min read
Discontent or Love
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Is this what everyone was talking about?

The kind (of love) that suffocates you

The kind (of love) that makes you cry out

The kind (of love) that makes you beg for more


Is this what it’s supposed to be like?

Yearning for more from them

Yearning for the person you love

Yearning for their words of comfort


Is this enough for me?

Waiting to be with them

Waiting to feel their touch

Waiting to hear from them



Is this love or discontent?

Stream of Consciousnesssad poetrylove poemsheartbreakFree Versefact or fiction

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Donna Fox (HKB)

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  • L.C. Schäfer29 days ago

    I think new love is insecure, and it's insecurity that makes us feel this way. As love matures (like a fine wine, or a good cheese) it burns away those insecurities, impurities, all that discontent ❤

  • I love the form you used with this. The repeating really drove home the points.

  • Alexander McEvoyabout a month ago

    Discontent or love... damn, Donna. You really know how to drive a thoughtful icepick straight through my temple into my brain and make me think. I've definitely been in this position before, reading both top to bottom and the inverse, I relate to this poem more than I'm fully comfortable with. Wonderfully done, Donna! I simply adore this piece, now if you'll excuse me I need to have a moderately sized existential crisis XD

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Do I need to have a word with Alex? 🤨🤨🤨 But then again, this can just be a poem that has nothing to do with him, lol. I just love being confrontational 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Is this for the Inverse challenge? I saw Cathy's comment so I read it in reverse and it was so brilliant! I freaking loved it!

  • Caroline Cravenabout a month ago

    Very clever! And very relatable. Great writing Donna.

  • Kendall Defoe about a month ago

    It's a tautology!

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    This us wonderful, and works spectacularly in both directions. Well done.

  • Mark Gagnonabout a month ago

    Both, and so much more!

  • Naveed about a month ago

    Loved it! keep up the good work!

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