The Tragedy of the Hopeless Romantic

The Tragedy of the Hopeless Romantic

A Poem by E.A. Spain

You will never get what you want,

Because it does not exist.

It is unheard of, it is extinct.

You'll search all day long for your "true love".

You will die in searching.

But he is not real, it is not real.

Accordingly, you are prone to heartbreak,

Sorrow and disappointment.

You will never be fulfilled.

You are foolish in love, with the idea of itself.

Take off your rose-colored shades.

Feel the surreal pain that is your whole life.

Become vulnerable to it, accept it.

It is behind you, around you, in front of you...

Kiss your dream goodbye,

Because at one point you must wake up.

And know the extremity that is...

That you will never be loved the way you desire.

You will never be loved the way you love.

Take reality for a whirl.

And disown your life of whimsical lies.

Face your hopeless fate, you hopeless-romantic

For goodness sake.

© 2018 E.A. Spain

Author's Note

E.A. Spain
written on may 22, 2011

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This is a very well written write, with some truth in it.

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Added on February 15, 2018
Last Updated on February 15, 2018
Tags: hopeless romantic, love poem, heart break, love lost, unrequited love, tragedy, love games


E.A. Spain
E.A. Spain

Grove City, OH

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