What you call Love

Reads: 707  | Likes: 11  | Shelves: 2  | Comments: 6

Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Is this what you call "Love"?

Is this what you call "love"?

The alleged "love" you feel for me?

This isn't love.

And if it is

I've been wrong all along.

My "love" is to wish to hold you forever.

To protect you from the fire of madness and evil.

My "love" is to love you for a lifetime.

My "love" is to give you the world

at least my world.

But your "love" is to hurt me.

Your "love" is to destroy.

Your "love" isn't "LOVE".


Submitted: December 22, 2017

© Copyright 2023 Adam L.. All rights reserved.

Add Your Comments:



Oh Adam, how heartbreaking. This struck a chord in my heart, I know exactly how this feels. Beautiful.

Fri, December 22nd, 2017 2:43pm


Thank you, Lis.

Fri, December 22nd, 2017 7:29am


'Love' seems to mean so many things to so many people, Adam, but hurting can never be a part of it. Excellently composed poem.!

Fri, December 22nd, 2017 5:06pm


Thanks a bunch, Ms. Hullabaloo

Sat, December 23rd, 2017 5:11pm

Joy Shaw

Well written. Brutal to read. When a person’s love is a messed up love, that love kills the heart. Especially emotional manupulative so-called love.

Thu, August 30th, 2018 8:16pm


Thanks a bunches, Joy. I appreciate your feedback

Fri, August 31st, 2018 7:03am

Compass Girl

Heartbreaking. Beautifully written.

Mon, November 5th, 2018 6:30pm


Thanks a bunch

Wed, November 14th, 2018 7:23am

Facebook Comments

More Non-Fiction Poems

Other Content by Adam L.

Poem / Action and Adventure

Poem / Non-Fiction

Poem / Non-Fiction