Simple Thing Called Love

Simple Thing Called Love

A Poem by Iota
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"I am my worst enemy when it comes to love"

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What is it that we seek, when we seek love?

Is it the outward appearance? A temporary fix

for a lonely heart desiring to feel human touch.

Do we seek the real or the fantasy with love?

 

I think about the many times

I closed my heart to the possibilities

of love, out of fear of being hurt again.

How I allowed my past to rule my future.

 

Blindly placing everyone into the same box.

Feeling like no one deserved a chance at my heart.

Thinking I would be a fool to trust a woman again.

Knowing the same outcome was destined to appear.

 

The strength it took, to turn my pointing fingers

inward towards the one who deserved it.

It was I, who ignored the obvious warning signs.

Turning a blind eye to the truth of my selections.

 

I allowed physical beauty and sexual sensations

to be the masters of my mind and host of my decisions.

While ignoring the true beauty of her mind and

the uniqueness of her spirit.

 

It was my own doing that sabotaged my love.

I blamed it on her for being estranged.

When all along it was me who was false.

Love is such a simple and obtainable thing.

 

First we must fix within us the broken

Shattered pieces of unreachable dreams

that society has painted as deceptions

of what love should mean to us.

 

Love is the ability to stand on a cliff

and with open eyes dive off it.

knowing there is no end, no bottom

for love is everlasting and forgiving.


© 2009 Iota



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First we must fix within us the broken

Shattered pieces of unreachable dreams

that society has painted as deceptions

of what love should mean to us.
that phrase was amazing!!!..i think it is not us,well it is our brain our mind which jumps at the seemingly deceptive appearances,no one wants to go all the way and understand a person at first cause understanding that person would mean understanding the entire past,present and the future of and with the person...what we go with is the direct feedback we get,and the direct feedback is always based on what we see...cause we as humans are still not at the apex of evolution,we are still evolving..and when it comes to mating we still go with what our hormones and mind lead us to,which many many a times can be deceptive...before i start writing an amazingly long and desultory rant..i must say that i liked your honest and real write...


Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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I agree with everything said. I feel love has no place for me but amazing poem.

Posted 1 Month Ago


First we must fix within us the broken

Shattered pieces of unreachable dreams

that society has painted as deceptions

of what love should mean to us.
that phrase was amazing!!!..i think it is not us,well it is our brain our mind which jumps at the seemingly deceptive appearances,no one wants to go all the way and understand a person at first cause understanding that person would mean understanding the entire past,present and the future of and with the person...what we go with is the direct feedback we get,and the direct feedback is always based on what we see...cause we as humans are still not at the apex of evolution,we are still evolving..and when it comes to mating we still go with what our hormones and mind lead us to,which many many a times can be deceptive...before i start writing an amazingly long and desultory rant..i must say that i liked your honest and real write...


Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

"I think about the many times
I closed my heart to the possibilities
of love, out of fear of being hurt again.
How I allowed my past to rule my future."

i liked this much>>>this is so true..

well done!




Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the last stanza the most, because it's completely true. Once again, wonderful work. Yes, it takes a lot to pull oneself out of the pit that heartbreak throws us into, but once we climb out, we definitely see the world with new eyes.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Wow, this was so beautifully composed with much insight and wisdom. It has a good flow too..Very well done...

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This poem has a very nice flow to it. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing it.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

beautimous!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

OMG... thank you for writing this poem Iota. The last stanza... you made me cry twice today. First with your review, then with this poem. You words carry so much power... yes, definitely with open eyes!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, I stumbled upon another great writer. You have shown that you have mastery over the art of poetry. You inspire me to put more effort into my writing. Thanks for sharing this.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Stunning with Beauty this poem does... This poem was astonishing!
did i tell you I fully enjoy reading your poems?? they make me feel like theres a different side to love than drama. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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