love alters not

love alters not

A Poem by rhea
"

according to me love induces change but doesnt force it

"

We met at the bar
around one at night
We hit it off at once
and talked all the while


I asked for her number
and we spoke all day long
We went out for dates
and talked about songs


We danced in the bar
we sat in the park
We tried deciding where to eat,
And talked in the dark


A few months had passed
the best ones of my life
We still didn't know where to eat
But it worked out just fine


One day she looked at me
and softly said
My hair shouldn't be long as she likes it short instead


So I went and had it cut,
And it looked out of place
but I walked up to her
with a proud face


She smiled at me and hugged me
that made me feel nice
She said she liked my hair now
She gave me some advice


She said shoes looked better
than sandals alone
And that my beard was better
shaven off and not grown


She said my clothes were shabby
and I should dress more smart
She said I would look better
and it kind of broke my heart


I loved her so much
that I simply had to agree
I walked up to her the next day
and she looked quite pleased


I did all that she had asked
and While it did feel strange
I found solace in the fact
that she did love this change.


A few more months passed
and I still took her advice
I changed the way I now behaved
I had a different life


Then one day she came up to me
with tears filled in her eyes
She looked at me with sorrowful face

said she was leaving, goodbye


I asked her why and she shook her head ,
she told me that I changed
She said I was no longer me
and then she walked away


So I walked around my house
draped in shock and rage
I wondered if it wasn't her
who had asked me to to change


Suddenly a Thought struck me

I remembered those lines
Love does not alter where alteration finds


As I looked at the  mirror

I scoffed at myself and cried
For the reflection That looked back at me
Was someone I didn't recognize



© 2017 rhea



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This reminds me of an unknown quote “Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.” Your poetic write highlights the length we go just to please another. And, having complied with ‘their’ desires, to be ultimately rejected is a betrayal of love. The flow, emotion and imagery are nicely portrayed and leave the reader in a reflective and poignant frame of mind... very well penned! :-)

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rhea

1 Month Ago

thank you so very much!



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This reminds me of an unknown quote “Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.” Your poetic write highlights the length we go just to please another. And, having complied with ‘their’ desires, to be ultimately rejected is a betrayal of love. The flow, emotion and imagery are nicely portrayed and leave the reader in a reflective and poignant frame of mind... very well penned! :-)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

rhea

1 Month Ago

thank you so very much!
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Gee
Be taken for what you at or not be taken at all.
How many will relate to this, hmmm.
Enjoyed this

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rhea

1 Month Ago

so glad that you enjoyed it
what an accomplishment, long narrative, nice!

True, love has no desire to alter. If only we found our soulmate, we wouldnt falter

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

rhea

2 Months Ago

thank you !
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Andrew Nelson Stewart Andrew Nelson Stewart
In poetry and to find answers of who we are while walking the ephemeral road upon cracks of pain signs leading you.
Nicely moving story with bitter end. Your poem got so many details. Poem looks like real story. Keep writing.

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rhea

2 Months Ago

thank you !

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rhea
rhea

mumbai, maharashtra, India



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