I Do Not Believe in Love

I Do Not Believe in Love

A Poem by Jay Ligda

Conceived before my 42nd birthday retreat. It was started during the retreat and finished in the weeks after.


I do not believe in love!


Let me rephrase that …

Love is all that exists


There is love

And there are the things

That thwart my being

From being … in love


Thoughts, feelings, beliefs

Mingle to form a tangled web

That love will not infiltrate


Then there is you …


I do not believe in love.


Let me rephrase that …

I do not believe it’s you

That is the source of my love


In moments of excitement

The web will dissipate

And I wrongly believe

That source of stimulation …

Is the love


But soon it will all fade

Thoughts, feelings, beliefs

Once again form a web

That love will not penetrate


I do believe in love

As it dwells deep within

Shining like a beacon

On a foggy eve


Then there is you …


Support and guidance

Is all I may ask

For the work that I must do


But the work alone I must do

Unraveling this mess that I made

And for you in exchange

I will offer the same


© 2008 Jay Ligda

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This is good. Very conflicted, which makes it more real. I wonder if you have to be older to realize you have to start with yourself, before you can deal with anyone else.

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Jay Ligda
Jay Ligda

San Francisco, CA

I mainly write as a way to clear my mind of unwanted thoughts. Most of it is too personal or rough to publish here, but here is some that I polished up to share. more..