How do I love?
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madisonaaCommunity member
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How do I love?

by madisonaa

How do I love

When I have had all that is suppose to come from love taken from me No choice, defenseless against your force This isn't how I wanted it to happen

How do I love

When I think I finally found someone But found instead that you only want what I can physically offer And I give it anyway because you have so much more of me you'll never know

How do I love

I am finally feeling safe with someone Only because you are the first I chose to give it to Even though my fear of things in the past scared you away

How do I love

When every person I let in leaves when they find out I cannot easily give myself away I will not be your warm body But has that ever been my decision to make?

How do I love

I finally found someone new who treats me like a queen And I feel guilty when he touches me For he is too good and I've been touched by too many evil hands

How do I love

The words "get off of me" never seem to make a difference But he stops and holds me and curses the ones who have touched me with ill intent So why do I feel like this is so wrong

How do I love

When I am comfortable in being mistreated and used When that's all I know and all I am Others have called me damaged goods so why is he sticking around

How do I love

When all I want is to have something so real But I only feel for those who are wrong for me because it's what I feel I deserve How do I love when all I know is fear

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The first thing I want to comment on is the repetitive theme. The real message at the beginning of each stanza asking that unanswerable question, "How do I love?" Those stanzas are incredibly lyrical. The poignancy of the words you chose to tell the tale of this great tragedy without maudlin self-pity. You have spoken with personal power that can't be corrupted. This was an amazing look into the soul of a person who has been beaten and bloodied but remains unbowed. This poem has my utmost respect. The first person point of view is a force to bejhold.