The Boy Who Understood Me

The Boy Who Understood Me

A Poem by Tessa Melendez

Expressing some thoughts and feelings about someone I met recently and have found myself falling for.

Why do I continue to hurt myself like this?
I could swear that the pain is something I would never miss
Yet, my heart continues to twist
Tearing me up from within, Love is a horrible sin

Meant to break people down and turn them around
Keep them from what should be found.
For me, Love is a sin too profound
I still remember the first sight of him

The one that would once more tear me up from within.

I felt nothing much at first.
I wasn't prepared for the worst.
Glasses and snapback
My mind pulled me back

He was not much to behold
Until the smile that was so bold.
Full lips and flirty tongue
Long lashes and dark eyes

Just like me he wished to die
Just like me he'd often felt the kiss of the blade.
At first I didn't know what was behind those dark eyes.
I didn't know of how he'd cried

Nearly died.

When I did, my heart cried
Cried out in want of him.
Just from swapping stories of different pain
Stories of rejection and hate

Reasons for exposing skin to a blade
Stories of dark days
He knew too well what it's like to wear a mask
Play along like you're okay

When you're simply keeping darkness at bay
And trying to save others from their pain
But you're only tearing yourself up more
He could be mine.

He could be the one I'm meant for
He understood how hearts tore
Understood my pain and more.
He cared.

Cared more than anyone ever could
Because he knew my pain better than anyone would.
He'd lived it and more
He's held my hand as carefully as he held me

So warm and kind though he'd been beaten down so many times.
I've often dreamed of what we could be
Felt it coming true with the smiles and hugs he gave me.
Felt it in the way he held my hand

But he doesn't want me
There is nothing more to see
Nothing more to feel.
A waste of my pain once more.

Could this please end?
Could my heart listen to my head?
Stop jumping into guys' hands so fast?
I just want to feel free and happy for awhile.

© 2017 Tessa Melendez

Author's Note

Tessa Melendez
I haven't written in awhile but, here's a new piece based on some emotions and things that have been going on. Another is brewing but I have so much to do at the moment it can't stop coalescing and solidify yet.

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Real love is a scarce thing.when it happens give in and fall all the way.wouldnt you like the memory of someone special than never knowing that feeling at all?

Posted 4 Months Ago

This is powerful, and very well constructed. The progression and narrative really paint a vivid profound picture that makes readers feel the energy exuding from the words! If I may be so bold as to critique this a bit: take away "Love is a horrible sin" from Stanza 1, and that solo line that is Stanza 3, for they both repeat things that are either said beautifully after and before respectively, and whose power is therefore rendered null. The musicality of the poem would not be marred by this, and the poem would instead gain more power. Well done!

Posted 6 Months Ago

Check out my poetry 😊 keep writing

Posted 10 Months Ago

this is magnificent..... i'm thrilled with how you started....

Posted 10 Months Ago

Tessa Melendez

10 Months Ago

Thanks for the review. I'm not usually very good about rhyming, but I feel this one was good for me... read more
That was a really good poem.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Tessa Melendez

11 Months Ago

I'm surprised that's all you have to say but, thank you.

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Added on July 29, 2017
Last Updated on September 24, 2017


Tessa Melendez
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