Listen When I Say This Isn't Love

Everything you say starts with, “Because I love you.”

But you don’t. You never did.

If this was love, you wouldn’t say everything

Is always my fault.

You wouldn’t tell me I’m an annoying

Person you are forced to be with.

My friends would not be under your control.

If I cannot text back within five minutes,

It would not be the end of the world.

 

You would trust,

And respect,

Have hope,

And so much joy.

We would be equals in this,

Both of our wants important.

That is what love is.

Not the mental destruction you

Constantly throw my way.

 

You never listen to me anyways,

Not even when I say this is isn’t love,

And we need to finally end.

 

This poem is about: 
Me

Comments

Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741