Why You Can't Trust Love

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

This poem is why we can't trust love. We either make it hard or easy, and generally it's hard. This is a poem about a person who was left in pieces who got back up again.

I know love. I know how to love, I know what’s it’s like to be loved. 

But, I also know how to be hurt. I know how to hurt, and I know hurt. 

I feel pain almost all of the time.

It’s not always physical, but it’s there.

I know that let-down feeling, and I know how to cause that feeling. 

But most of all, I know love and friendship, and I know what it’s like to be left in the dark. 

I know how to put people in the dark. 

Love doesn’t always conquer all, as it does in fairytales.  

Love isn’t always the strongest force. 

It can either pick you up so high you go to space and float on happiness, or it 

Can push you down so hard you’re in the ground, and even below that. 

It can crush you, make you, break you, but it’s not the biggest force. 

It is the greatest human force, but not the greatest force. 

I know love.

I know how to love, but I also know how to not feel love because it’s toxic and bad, but I want it.

That’s when you have to learn I talk from experience and that I know also other emotions.

I know happiness, but that’s just when I fake it because I know love, and that feeling is greater than that

Of the feeling happiness brings by itself in this world alone.

I want to love again, but if I can’t be trusted, how can I trust myself to not go back to her? 

How can I love if I fall too deep in love to ever escape the pain and sadness of rejection

And the thought of her moving on just makes me feel like I never want to live.

As I have said it before and I will say it again, love is not the greatest force, but it does destroy what once was 

A human being, being me because seeing her makes me die inside everytime just a little bit.

 Eventually, there’s Nothing left of me, but she has someone new to love. 

To tell them she loves them to tell them that she will never Leave them, as she did to me. 

It makes me sick to even think of that, because she used to say it to me.

 She used to be My valentine, but she is someone else’s valentine. 

I love still, but she fell out of love with me, whereas I never left. 

It caused me to know pain, to feel it.

It caused me to fall deeper than you can ever imagine.

 And yet, the others don’t know how it feels to fall even deeper because they fell out of love along with her. 

She has never felt this before, but likes to cause it for other people who still love her. 

Back to the beginning words, I know love, I have felt it, but look beyond the love I have felt and learned 

Because I have felt pain to know how to love and I have been loved to know being in love is like. 

I know what it’s like to be in the closet because she put me there, and then threw me away. 

I know how to cause everything because of her and my experience is because I have been hurt before, 

When she hurt me so badly that I couldn’t get up, I couldn’t breath.

I have caused people this, I know. But, they have also caused it for me, too. 

I know hurt because everytime I see you, it hurts, or if I think of you it still hurts, 

Because I will never be able to stop loving you. 

I will never be able to let you go because you threw me away. 

I have to find a way to turn it off, but I can’t stop loving you. 

You were my first and will be my only love for the rest of my life, because

I still love You, but it hurts because you don’t love me anymore. 

You love someone else more, and I can’t stand it. 

I hurt all of the time because I love you, but I know you don’t love me anymore. 

And, I will never be able to find someone else. 

I hope you are happy with your choices, but I won’t be able to take you back because 

I can’t trust you to not hurt me again. 

I remember you and your love, but you left me. 

You left me in pieces and you left me to pick it up. 

And now you just want to come back, and destroy me once more. 

To leave me in even more pieces than before, and you will never help pick it up. 

You are toxic for me, and for that I will thank you for making me this way

Because it taught me that I can’t trust love anymore.


Submitted: November 21, 2019

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Prince EL

True love does no harm to anyone. It cares deeply for the wellbeing of others. These are the characteristics by which you can distinguish between true love and counterfeit love. You can always trust in a love that is true.

Thu, November 21st, 2019 3:34pm


I don't know if this is to correct me or to inform me, but I will appreciate this! Thank you!

Mon, December 9th, 2019 12:41pm

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