Feelings Are a Distraction

Feelings Are a Distraction

A Poem by Sweet & Tender Hooligan

This is how it ain't, this is how it will always be. My heart for your eyes. My life, for what? Picture is of Picasso's The Actor.

Take my heart that I gave to you.
Tears used to be wiped away by you,
Now all they do is fall for the pain you give.
Love is the love of what isn't and yet this is all it'll ever be.
I'm not a prince to be held, nor armour to hold you safe.
Destroyed by love. Stood in the middle of the road since birth.
Pining for what will never be, ambition never came to my christening.
Watching black and white French movies. It seems my mind is freeze framed
Close up my heart is broken, far away its apparent all love as fled this picture.
I'm not a work of art to be adored, nor a masterpiece to be adourned.
Feelings are just a distraction for staged truth in a adaptation of normality.
Curtain falls, only to be pulled apart and killed several times over like a child's toy.
All things break, put back together to break again. True feelings are left unsaid.
Crashed into it we get through it. Heaven on earth soon becomes hell. 
It's just what lovers of life do.
Been better, been worse. Phone rings, post arrives, knock at the door
Boy with the china heart, stops beating even though it can't possibly be you.
Rain keeps coming, till our hearts stop, lost inside then it starts all over.
Sun takes my life away more and more each day because I have no tears left.
It's just what love does to our lives. 

© 2010 Sweet & Tender Hooligan

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It's a decent write but I found it a bit difficult to read due to the format, keep writing :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Love and heartbreak poetically described...what a great poem. My favorite line is "Love is the love of what isn't", like putting the one you love up on a pedestal and then being dissapointed when that person isn't the one you thought they were.

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

like music~ the notes unfurl like drops of heart~ falling . . . .strikingly illustrated~images captivate~

Posted 9 Years Ago

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So beautiful!
Your poems always have such a rainy feel and this is no exception. It's touching, Russell. J'adore, mon aime. J'adore! I love how you portray the feelings of heartbreak and the monotony that must follow after it.

Posted 9 Years Ago

zis iz za greatezt poem eva. (:
i likeaaa itaaa alottaaa (:
great work (:

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Yeah, love is a b***h...but,I like this as it really captures the feeling of being denied...and, the comparisons to the stage i really get,the unreality when something is pulled away. Very good work. x

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on June 15, 2010
Last Updated on June 15, 2010
Tags: stage, play, actor, truth, lies, deceit, picture, armour, feelings, distractions, love, reality, unreality


Sweet & Tender Hooligan
Sweet & Tender Hooligan

Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom

I'm Russell from Wales. I've been writing for many years. Writing is important to me and its my only reason for being on this site. I like to take my time on my poems and I hope to keep learning an.. more..


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