Harsh Love

Harsh Love

A Poem by Kaliope
"

written for a contest

"
Sorry, so sorry,  I'll never live your dreams.
Sorry, so sorry,  I rarely make you proud.
Sorry, so sorry,  I ignore your angry rants.
Sorry, truly sorry, but my own dreams scream too loud.

Tired, so tired of reprising how you scathed.
Tired, so tired of adopting your excuse.
Tired, so tired of learning crooked truths.
Tired, so damn tired of finding kindness in abuse.

Love you though, still love you. Our fights became a dance.
Love you, always loved you. But now I do by choice.
Love you as you love me, despite your scarring words.
Love, your harsh love, taught me my own, strong voice.

© 2016 Kaliope



Author's Note

Kaliope
Phew, a poem about ambivalent love I guess ;-)

Don't be shy, tell me what you think!

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

Quite emotional... Regretting is a part of the life though... Love is always painful no matter how you enjoy it... Like life is always beautiful, no matter how you live it... If this is your imagination, then it is great... Without being shy, I really appreciate the repetition of words... Such poems need rhymes or repetition to be perfect... I have recently written poems like this so I loved your thoughts...
But of course you can make it better by adding some more situations apart from - sorry, tired and love... for example, thanks, promise etc... well it's only a suggestion...
to be honest, your single poem fills innumerable emotions... keep it up!!!
Anindita : )

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much for stopping by and for your thoughtful suggestions. The poem was written for a .. read more
Anindita Janhabee

1 Year Ago

It was my pleasure reading...



Reviews

True love can cut through anything I guess. Nice job.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much :-)
Quite emotional... Regretting is a part of the life though... Love is always painful no matter how you enjoy it... Like life is always beautiful, no matter how you live it... If this is your imagination, then it is great... Without being shy, I really appreciate the repetition of words... Such poems need rhymes or repetition to be perfect... I have recently written poems like this so I loved your thoughts...
But of course you can make it better by adding some more situations apart from - sorry, tired and love... for example, thanks, promise etc... well it's only a suggestion...
to be honest, your single poem fills innumerable emotions... keep it up!!!
Anindita : )

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much for stopping by and for your thoughtful suggestions. The poem was written for a .. read more
Anindita Janhabee

1 Year Ago

It was my pleasure reading...
I can relate to this on many levels my dear Kali the tough love hurts us yet you can not help but continue to love them for they need it the most well done my friend.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much :-)
Honesty in the voice of this poem, no closeted feelings. I think anyone who reads, and has felt it firsthand, will nod a sad, yes, to the truth it speaks. Good.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much.
I know little of poetry and can only review from my own reaction, rather than any expertise. For me this is a very powerful poem and expresses so clearly how abuse can be entwined with the victim's love. I could see this as a mournful song. I like the poem very much.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much Taylor. I'm not well-versed in poetry either and I too can only judge poems by gut.. read more
abuse turned around in a sense...being sorry for so long for being who i am, and being not good enough...but now i know i am good enough...and i can play the same game....your abuse doesn't cower me anymore, it just has made me stronger...

i could see a Plath or Sexton writing this ...especially Sylvia about Ted.

j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

To my utter shame I had to look Plath and Sexton up but I'm honored that my humble scribbles call su.. read more
Such a powerful piece of writing. The word choice is great and I really like the repitition. I can feel the emotion and meaning behind it. Nicely done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much :-)
Great poem. Never be sorry for finding the strength to do what's right.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much :-)
Nicely put, this all too common regrettable experience among those who're close, whether it be lovers or family members. Most often, it seems to be the female who's forced to acquire the strong voice, but not always. Maintaining love is an achievement and something that not everyone can do.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Very true, love and relationships need work and so does one's personal growth. It's not always easy .. read more
Samuel Dickens

1 Year Ago

Oh, that's so nice of you, Kali.
At the start this poem got me thinking about a dad, who wants his son to live out the dads dreams, instead of his own.
Then as I got further into the story I realised it probably was about a girl and a different kind of harsh love.
Either way the title really matched the poem to a T. It really was really harsh love.
I loved the story line, and I love how you repeated the words In every new paragraph, made it sound more poetic. Also loved the rhyming to, that also made it sound more poetic and really brang the piece together.
I have read some poems that sound more like stories this is a poem that definitely sounds like a poem.
I loved it, so meaningful, moving, emotion filled, deep, and kinda sad.
Really enjoyed this piece.
Keep writing :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much! I think this kind of love can occur in various kinds of relationships. Although I.. read more
cimmy wuv xxxooo

1 Year Ago

I really did enjoy it. Your very much welcome :)

First Page first
Previous Page prev
1
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

450 Views
27 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 1 Library
Added on August 5, 2015
Last Updated on June 12, 2016

Author

Kaliope
Kaliope

Vienna, Austria



About
Hi, I'm a nerdy IT specialist in my forties, writing for fun and to keep my sanity. Feel free to friend me and to send me reading requests. I'll give you honest feedback and appreciate honesty in re.. more..

Writing
Checkout Life Checkout Life

A Story by Kaliope


Writer's Pains Writer's Pains

A Story by Kaliope



Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..


Heat Haze Heat Haze

A Story by Kaliope


Follower Follower

A Story by Kaliope