Chains...

Chains...

A Poem by Psychotic Lily
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The chains on your heart have no key... to be free is to wait for it to rust an break.

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It wasn't love at first sight
I didn't fell for the looks that you carried
Or the charisma that made everyone flock around you
Or even the reputation you carried.
I fell in love with the way you laughed
The way your eyes shines when you learn something new
And the courage that always pushed you forward.
That was when you started to wrap me with chains on my heart.

You played my heart like strings on the violin
It played an endless track of happy love songs
My eyes always drifted through the crowd during lunch time
And I tried to steal glances when you sat right next to me.
I felt the chains started to get a little bit tighter

I only fell more in to the dark and endless pit called love
When we had fun together during that camping trip
Also when you told me your funny stories from the past
Or told me the wonders of the world I never knew
Then I realized that chain had a lock with a key nowhere to be found

The moment you whisked me off to the dance floor...was the final straw
I was hopelessly unable to break the chain you wrought around my whole heart
That night in the dimly lit dance floor with the slow beat of the music in the background you danced with me only for a single song...
I felt so happy that I thought my heart would burst from the crush of the chains.

Then a few days later... those chains killed my heart.
 It crushed under the heavy weight.
It left it dead and numb when I knew that you had someone else
A beautiful girl with intelligence that could go on par with yours
She was a goddess that you had in your arms while I was just a ghost that lurked in your shadow.

I surrender in defeat and waited for the chains to rust and break
I play the string on my own heart with sad tunes
I won't go to war if victory wasn't guaranteed
If the war was for love I wouldn't even bother to pick my sword and fight
Love was always a perilous battle that either ended in splendid triumph or humiliating lose
And I knew Nike wasn't on my side.

But in the end... my affections for you faded.
Every time I saw you now felt nothing.
You are just an upperclassman that I went to school with
You are now just a person that I treated as a friend.
Because I knew deep down you wouldn't look my way.
And I'm not selfish enough to chase your current happiness away.

I go on with a bright face
Continue to explore the world
I carried my love for you in the past that was meant as a lesson
A lesson to let go when it needs to be...

But there was something I never had the chance to tell you

I never told you I loved you....




© 2017 Psychotic Lily



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Psychotic Lily
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Wow...really touched my heart. This is a wonderful poem and I loved that you added Greek mythology and the art at the end was a great way to end your poem. Keep up the great work!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Psychotic Lily

4 Months Ago

Thank you Accalia. I usually add Greek Mythology to my poem, but I don't own the pic. Thank you!
Lovely..from the top till the bottom it's awesome..
Very good read

Posted 4 Months Ago


Psychotic Lily

4 Months Ago

Thank you Farhan :)
The way you started and ended your poem is just amazing, I loved it!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Psychotic Lily

4 Months Ago

Thank you Rass!
LostTrinity

4 Months Ago

I must agree! That's the most important thing to have in poetry, writing, or in any form of art. Hoo.. read more
Psychotic Lily

4 Months Ago

Thank you 😀
The starting of your poem is so cute, according to me... even some lines touched me so much... those are unique in themselves---
"You played my heart like strings on the violin
It played an endless track of happy love songs"
But felt sad for that boy had someone else in his life....good work, dear.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Psychotic Lily

4 Months Ago

Thank you Pri. You can send me read requests so I can enjoy your work too
Priyanshi

4 Months Ago

Thanks dear, I will do that.
I definitely liked it...It was a beauty with feelings...:)

Posted 4 Months Ago


Psychotic Lily

4 Months Ago

Thank you 😁
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Vic
I am not usually one for poetry, but the story you tell here is incredibly relatable. Its rare to find someone talking about an unrequited love that the speaker chooses to let go, and is successful.

My favourite part was this: "If the war was for love I wouldn't even bother to pick my sword and fight

Love was always a perilous battle that either ended in splendid triumph or humiliating lose

And I knew Nike wasn't on my side."


Posted 4 Months Ago


Psychotic Lily

4 Months Ago

Thank you Vic!
this is a beautiful poem....i felt each line of this and it was adorable...specially when you were mentioning the chains getting tighter and yes, i really loved it!...

Posted 4 Months Ago


Psychotic Lily

4 Months Ago

Glad you liked it :)
Oh,this poem speaks to my very soul. I too had my heart wrapped in the chains that took a long time to rust away. To have someone you care about dearly leave you drained of all life in a ditch to rot,it hurts like hell. But,from the ashes,a Phoenix rises anew. :) This poem is absolutely brilliant.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Psychotic Lily

4 Months Ago

Thank you, Raven

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Added on May 24, 2017
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Tags: Poetry, Love, Romance, Unrequited love

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