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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


  • 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


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