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My Worst Kept Secret

by Poppy the Poet 2 months ago in sad poetry / love poems / heartbreak · updated 2 months ago
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My Hidden Truth

I see a man

Brush a woman's

Hair behind her ear

With featherlight affection

And my chest tightens

I swear I don’t love you

I just crave the feeling

Of your skin on mine

//

I dream of you

Calling me yours

And wake up reaching

For you with empty hands

And quivering limbs

I promise I don’t love you

I just want you as desperately

As an addict needs

His next needle

//

I drown in daydreams

And lament in lies

I don’t love you

I don’t love you

I swear I don’t love you

I’m screaming but

Hiding a wound doesn’t

Stop it from bleeding and

Silencing the sea doesn’t

Stop the sirens’ singing

//

The truth will set you free, they say

So this is it, my worst kept secret:

//

I love you.

//

I don’t know what

To do with my hands

Or what words to

Stitch together

Or how to stay

Away from you

//

All I know is that

No denial or lies

Or promises are

Enough to change

The truth that

I am in love with you

And saying it out loud

And writing it on paper

Is not enough to

Set me free

_____________

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  • Georgia Dimitrious11 days ago

    That was awesome!!!

  • Gang Du AI2 months ago

    I love your poetry and I want to give you credit for it.

  • Penny2 months ago

    Wonderful

  • Camille Ora-Nicole2 months ago

    Been there, this resonates and it's beautifully written!

  • Jordan Twiss2 months ago

    An outstanding piece of poetry. It was raw, and real, and so powerful. Excellent work!

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    I felt the desperation in this! Wonderful writing, well done :)

  • Kendall Defoe2 months ago

    Dreams clashing with reality...nice work... 😉

  • Amy Writes2 months ago

    Wow! This was so good. It really captured what so much of us have felt. Really well done!!

  • Rebecca Ridsdale2 months ago

    The pain of love >>>

  • Brenton F2 months ago

    a beautiful and elegant homage to all that our hearts hope for!

  • Melissa Ingoldsby2 months ago

    True

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