Never fall in love with me

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

Do yourself a favor and never fall in love with me...

You thought I betrayed you

And I'm ready to confess

I've betrayed and hurt many

And you no less




I get them to fall in love with me

They're wrapped around my finger

I push them away when I want to

But you decided to linger




They were all distractions

None of them were serious

They knew what I was

But you remained delirious




I break hearts for living

It's what I'm good at

I know where to hurt you

But perhaps you already knew that




I really did love you

But my love never lasts

My heart has already moved on

But yours remains in the past


Why can't you let go

And accept me for what I am?

Maybe it'd be easier

If we never spoke again




Don't try to fix me

Many have tried

Don't try to love me

Remember all my lies?




Remember how I hurt you?

Hold onto that thought

I caused you so much pain

And I seem to do that a lot




Please don't forgive me

I'm trying to set you free

I know this sounds harsh

But you can't love me




please don’t say you love me

I’ll just stab you in the back

please don’t say you need me

I don’t have time for that




theres a light in your eyes

that I don’t want to take

you have a good heart

which I don’t want to break




I'm putting my foot down

You have to move on

You can't keep loving me

Your trust must be gone




If I don't want to hurt you

Then I have to set up walls

I distance myself from people

And you most of all


I'll have to hurt you so badly

You'll never want to come back

I'll have to betray you

Then you'll be free at last




You think I have no heart

And I completely agree

So please save yourself the trouble

And never fall in love with me.

Submitted: June 15, 2015

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B Douglas Slack

Oh, Becca! That was a very painful read, full of self-doubt and the pain of what she knew she must do. But, love is not all pain, love is also happiness and light. I hope this person is able to see the difference before it is too late. ~Tom

Tue, June 16th, 2015 12:09am


Me too :)

Mon, June 15th, 2015 5:24pm

J Woods

Oh how I adore truth. Kind or cruel there is nothing in this world no gold that has more value.

Having said that; Dude needs to run not walk away!

Tue, June 16th, 2015 4:26pm


Haha thank you :)

Tue, June 16th, 2015 1:13pm

Sev Smog

This is one of those poems that you hate to love. Strong message, and deep meaning throughout it all. I'd rather get smacked by reality than fall into a cushion of lies. Nicely done.

Fri, June 19th, 2015 11:25pm


You'll do good in life haha an I'm glad you liked it :)

Sun, June 28th, 2015 2:31pm


You were able to project so much emotion into this and I love just love it was amazingly well written good job! The truth may hurt but everyone deserves it

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 2:41am


Thank you :)

Sun, June 28th, 2015 2:32pm


Cold hearted girl! I really dig this poem, great job :)

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 3:36am


Haha thanks :)

Sun, June 28th, 2015 2:32pm

Mia J. Sienna

This was an interesting balance of emotions. They say the best kind of villains are the ones that are more complex than just solely evil. I think you've captured that well here. My only grammar critique is to maybe change cuz to 'cause. The informality of the former kind of detracts from the piece. Because poetry is generally shorter, it's often good to consider how the piece looks as a whole. Like the way you broke up the stanzas was very good too. Thank you for posting on my wall.

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 2:55pm


*villainous laughing* thank you :)

Sun, June 28th, 2015 2:34pm

A Stranger

Becca, don't be so hard on yourself. You can love yourself a little everytime you look in the mirror. Otherwise great write, love the waves of emotion throughout from sarcasm to anger. AS

Fri, July 17th, 2015 10:01am


Thank you so much I'm glad you liked it and thank your for your advice :)

Fri, July 17th, 2015 9:37pm


That was so deep, I'm drowning!

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 2:41am


Haha thank you :)

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 1:59am

George A Williams the 3rd

Really enjoyed this.... Maybe I'm a sadist but sometimes you have to strike the match to get the fire.

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 4:23am


I'm glad you liked it :)

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 2:00am


You really captured a lot of emotions just with one piece of poetry, I salute you for that! I'm pretty pleased that I have given your work a chance because now I don't regret it! Keep up the good work - Lukaros

Fri, July 24th, 2015 1:04pm


Thank you and I'm glad you gave my work a chance too haha :)

Fri, July 24th, 2015 10:45am


The emotions captured in this piece of poetry is just amazing! since i came on this site a few days ago I've been checking out a bit of your work and everything I've seen so far has been amazing! keep up the wonderful work!

Fri, July 24th, 2015 5:26pm


Wow this is so cool thank you so much! :)

Fri, July 24th, 2015 10:46am

Miss Melodramatic

This song reminds me of Serial Killer by Lana Del Rey. I love how you portrayed the other side of heartbreak. A lot of people forget that heartbreakers don't always mean to crush people and if you lose feelings for someone, you lose feelings for them and that's just how the world works. And it's better to hurt someone with the truth then date them out of pity. Nobody wants that. I think I'm running away with this now hahaha. But I really love this poem and I think you're really talented c: Well done!

Sat, July 25th, 2015 12:12pm


Thank you I'm glad you liked it :)

Sat, July 25th, 2015 11:03am

Jeff Bezaire

The truth is hard to accept, especially when it's about yourself. Looking inwards is always difficult and scary. Philanderers are not my favourite people, but not all of them do it specifically just to sleep with as many people as possible; some of them has serious trust issues, which is also sad. Acknowledging and accepting who you are is the first step towards self-improvement. It's difficult to trust, but sometimes you need to risk having your heart broken to have it mended.

Sat, July 25th, 2015 8:38pm


Thank you for reading and commenting :)

Sat, July 25th, 2015 1:47pm


Wow, that was a cool poem. It was quite sad and was really well written, and honestly your far better at poems then I am.

Sun, July 26th, 2015 3:23am


Aww thank you so much and I'm sure you're an awesome poet too! :)

Sun, July 26th, 2015 12:52am


I'm not really a poem person but I liked the message in this. There's a lot of stuff written from the other perspective, the ones that have their heart broken. It's very refreshing to see the other side. There are a lot of people like this, people that warn others that they'll hurt them but they don't listen. Everyone is different and everyone experiences and deals with love in different ways. Anyway, good piece :)

Mon, July 27th, 2015 12:47pm


Thank you so much :) and ya I've been told I write poems from a fresh perspective so I guess it's kinda my style haha ;)

Mon, July 27th, 2015 11:59am


Make think of Valentine and Hans

Thu, July 30th, 2015 7:06pm


I don't know who they are :/ but thank you anyway for commenting :)

Thu, July 30th, 2015 8:21pm

Mist James

Nice poem. Reminds me of so many especially my ex.

Sat, August 1st, 2015 2:56am


I'm sorry :( and thank you for enjoying my poem I'm glad you liked it even if it reminded you of a sad memory :)

Fri, July 31st, 2015 10:40pm


Wow. This is so good!

Sun, August 2nd, 2015 3:57am


Aw thank you :)

Sat, August 1st, 2015 10:48pm

Elif Akoral

Cause wrong person at maybe wrong time i think..nice to be honest in that case,and a nice poem ;)

Sun, August 2nd, 2015 2:47pm


Thank you ;)

Sun, August 2nd, 2015 11:36am


Damn. This really reminds me of me, almost to a T. It's kind of like I have to get you to be close to me, but along the way, I give warnings about me that you must heed, or you would be the one that suffers.... I've never read anything that resembles "me" as much as this dies... Outstanding work...

Sun, August 2nd, 2015 9:34pm


Thank you I'm glad you can relate to it :)

Sun, August 2nd, 2015 3:16pm

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