Every Love I've Ever Had
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shinelikestars1shy but ready to try
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Every Love I've Ever Had

by shinelikestars1

Oh, is this what love is supposed to be?

Is it the feeling of the strap of my love goggles digging into my temples as I mused over the copper-haired boy that cared about nothing more than whether he made the basketball team

glaring through that tunnel vision I kept his smiles like secrets only being able to fathom the thought of him taking my hand and kissing me by the lockers hopelessly, silently infatuated

No, no. This is what love is supposed to be.

It's that awkward friendship that develops both young and buzzing minds full of questions catching myself forgiving his destructive habits and letting him leave me lonely when he's bored

he is gone and so maybe that wasn't love I keep looking

This is it. This has to be it. This is love.

It's stolen glances falling for his beautiful empty words and after only four days I'm so close that I can feel his hot breath on my neck and his warm body under my hands as he chuckles

"I love you" he says.

that must make it true this is love.

maybe not.

he left with the weather just like the others I implore the heavy universe hanging over me beg it to show me what love really is why do I keep getting practice runs of the real deal

maybe love is running a bit late this time

maybe it wasn't supposed to come today or tomorrow but I have a feeling

this is only the beginning

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shinelikestars1shy but ready to try
6 months ago
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Surrender shone dimly on her skin

shinelikestars1shy but ready to try
a year ago
corpses
we're all carrying corpses,< br/>she said to me.

shinelikestars1shy but ready to try
a year ago
counting bullets
geez maybe I need to lighten up a little. inspire2...



myworldiswondercreative until I die™ 💕
a year agoReply
Ooooh very nice! ;)

shinelikestars1shy but ready to try
a year agoReply
@wethedreamers Ahh thank you!

wethedreamersCommabassadorAnd we're a million miles away.
a year agoReply
I was so emotional and was so relieved at the levity of the hopeful ending. Good job. :)

shinelikestars1shy but ready to try
a year agoReply
@anominous @bernardtwindwil thanks! :)

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
This was incredibly clever. You worked in the puppy love while your POV matured into looking into the circumstances surrounding true love. This was very insightful. Great poem.

a year agoReply
@shinelikestars1 True love has no beginning and no end. Oh my dear, you've felt the hurt many before, and many to come have felt. It's a heartbreaking thing to love someone and then they leave, it's feels like your heart has walked out on you. This is a really deep prom. Great work!