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Lost in love


By Kari McLeesePublished 15 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
Lost in love
Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash

Eventually I

came to realize

love is not for me.

It overshadows all else,

posing as this thing to be adored,

silencing the calls of the world.

Elimination of the self.


About the Creator

Kari McLeese

teacher, wife, mom, bibliophile

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  • Gloria Penelope4 days ago

    Lovely, congrats on ts!

  • Sav Map9 days ago


  • Congratulations on Top Story! This packs an emotion punch. With just a few words it gives us a transition to self-knowing.

  • Dana Crandell9 days ago


  • Svilleg610 days ago

    Good stuff 👍👍

  • angela hepworth13 days ago

    Gorgeous poem!

  • Janee Austen13 days ago

    Nice poem

  • Joe O’Connor13 days ago

    Oof. Heavy stuff Kari, but well-written. "silencing the calls of the world." is a great way of showing how when you are in love, you miss or ignore other duties and needs and wants. Perfectly ties into the idea of being eclipsed!

  • Natasha Collazo14 days ago

    Amen lol

  • L.C. Schäfer14 days ago

    I'm calling it: winner!

  • LASZLO SLEZAK14 days ago

    Beautiful poem! Congratulations.

  • **Elimination of the self.** So powerful!

  • Ameer Bibi14 days ago

    Congratulations for top story 🎉🎉You're on a roll! Your motivation is igniting a path to greatness

  • Novel Allen14 days ago

    Sometimes it hits when not expected. Then your musings go out the window. Congrats and hope heart stays warm.

  • Anna 14 days ago

    Beautiful poem! Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Lindsay Sfara14 days ago

    Such depth to this. This is a wonderfully written poem. Congrats on top story!

  • Cathy holmes14 days ago

    Great take on the challenge. Well done, and congrats on the TS.

  • Powerful poem. Ending with "Elimination of the self" colors the whole poem. Beautifully done and congrats on the Top Story!

  • ROCK 14 days ago

    This was exquisite; I am a new subscriber and send congratulations on your well deserved top story!

  • Amen!

  • TheSpinstress15 days ago

    This is a great acrostic, and extremely relatable for me. I'm starting to feel the way you describe, these days. Life is so much more productive and saner without 'love' messing it up!

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