I'm Selfish

I'm Selfish

A Poem by J. Write

I'm selfish
"I've never met anyone like you," I tell you 
The truth is I'm selfish
I ask if you're okay, 
It's only that I need you 'Okay'
I peck you,whispering, "Take care." 
I only want you safe - for me
I give you my heart, 
It's all to have yours
 I lean to kiss you, and yet
It's your kiss I really need
"I love you," I say
What I'm really saying is, please love me more
 You die, I cry, 
I need you alive for me
Its all for me
I'm selfish.

© 2012 J. Write

Author's Note

J. Write
I write short poems to break through writer's block ( strange...ha?) Those of you who read my chapters know that things do get lengthy at times...maybe most times.

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The poem has so much raw emotion and truth to it. I do agree with Clara about what love makes people do. There is a very strange sense to needing someone to do what you do just to a grander extent.

I know that with my husband I love him, but I want him to love me more. I don't want him to die because I want to die the day before so I never have to live a day of my life without him.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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I was just re reading it again and still hear the loud ring of truth. This was a great one and so glad I put it in my library to re read it.

Thanks again.

Posted 7 Years Ago

the poem is so personal and I love your use of first person prose, it makes me get involved with the message youre sending. Really wonderful!!

Posted 7 Years Ago

that's a brave admission!
praying somewhat on insecurity and of course personality trait
thanks for sharing

Posted 8 Years Ago

Very nice well expressed emotion....Lovely!

Posted 8 Years Ago

wow this is great and so true many of us are very selfish people when it comes to love

Posted 8 Years Ago

Love the raw emotion. It's just.. so great.

Posted 8 Years Ago

i like it ... good job

Posted 8 Years Ago

Willow expressed my thoughts exactly! This is a wonderful poem and it so true!

Posted 8 Years Ago

I really like how you end it the same was you end it.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I also use poems to break through writers block, i find it really helpful.

I like the raw emotion of this poem and it's unique view of love

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on November 22, 2012
Last Updated on November 22, 2012


J. Write
J. Write

London, United Kingdom

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