I want to write a S****y Love Poem

I want to write a S****y Love Poem

A Poem by Jennifer Johnston

We've all felt this way.


I want to write a s****y love poem.


I want it to drip, sweet and syrup

so sugar stocked it rots your teeth.

And I want the teeth to drop from your jaw.

Because maybe then

I’d find a reason

in that blackened maw,

to love you less.


I want to write the poet’s words,

pardon you with Cupid’s arrow

and really I want to kill you dead.

Dead and deader…

so dead that only crows

will break your bones

and suck up all the marrow.

I’d be a simple corpse’s mistress,

and maybe then

I’d love you less.


I want to say the things I need,

in your bed, behind your ear,

I want to make you feel your worst,

but you touched me

and I came first.

If I wasn't such a horny mess,

maybe then

I could love you less.


I want you to know the hurt I know

the quick, the core, what lies below,

but I can no more tell the truth

than show the love I have to prove.

I cannot kill what makes me fly

I cannot save what makes me die.

I cannot rage inside your sight,

I cannot lie down to sleep at night.

I cannot hope to convalesce


I really wish I loved you less.

© 2014 Jennifer Johnston

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This entry caught my attention. Nicely written. A love so entrenched it becomes dangerous.
Great poetry.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Jennifer Johnston

7 Years Ago

Thanks for reading! Very much appreciated!
I really enjoyed this poem. Like Ms. Dougherty said, the humor was definitely a high point. You have so much charisma and flow in your pieces, it's almost distracting, but not the point the reader won't follow. I think it makes your writing stand out much more, and much more enjoyable. Especially since poetry, to most people, is boring. Your work completely shatters that assumption.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Jennifer Johnston

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad you think it "stands out". A lot of people think poetry is b.. read more
I like this. It has a good rhythm, and you take a quirky humorous angle.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Jane Dougherty

7 Years Ago

This is a good one, isn't it?
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Danielle Anatomyy

7 Years Ago

I think my review clearly expresses that feeling toward it!

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Added on June 10, 2014
Last Updated on June 10, 2014
Tags: love, poem, poetry, hate, wistful


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