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I hope I don't fall in love with you.

I hope I don't fall in love with you.

A Poem by Jack Joseph


I hate hearing
that men
lack the ability to love

She told me that men
think that love is cute
and useless;
that sex is the only gain
we have in mind.
We are desperately clinging
to the playtime
of our youth
keeping
the same
destructive behaviors.
Blowing up
our sisters doll
and wondering why
she's crying.

I cry.
I cry when she's
not there.
I cry when her scent
walks by
years later.
I sob when her skin isn't
against mine;
and I break down
when I'm
assumed to be stone.

I love.
I will love.
I have loved.
I've given my soul
in search of
love.
It was
blown into shards.

and she wondered
why
I was crying.

© 2009 Jack Joseph


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This is great. I like the way you have shown the darker side of the human condition. The differences between men and women how they think and how they behave, yet are so simular. You say so much with each word you chose. You give it all without the excess of too many words...

Posted 13 Years Ago


I like the juxtaposition of blowing up dolls and the notion of love blowing up "into shards"; if anything, I think you could expand on that--not that this piece requires any apologies as it is. It's a very solid piece which avoids the potential pitfalls of soppy and sugary that it could have fallen into.

Posted 13 Years Ago


Wow. This poem has changed the way I think about guys and love. Maybe its not always about sex. Maybe guys value the feeling as much as girls do or even more perhaps. Great work. Very touching.


Posted 13 Years Ago



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Jack Joseph
Jack Joseph

Los Angeles, CA



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I'm a writer, painter and cognitive science junky living in The City of Angels. I write poetry from the perspective of a bystander. I believe that there is beauty in pain and loss, a beauty that rival.. more..

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