When The Photos End

by Karl Wild GG23   Apr 24, 2011


I convinced myself to look just one last time,
To secure your image in my lonely eyes.

"As if I needed to"

They say pictures are worth a thousand words,
I'd rather adore your beauty for a thousand years.

I told my mind that you were still in love with me,
And in turn, fooled my heart with such deception.
I've learned that if you tell a lie enough times,
You can deceive even the greatest of cons.

"I believe my own lies these days"

A small drawer inside of an elegant mahogany desk,
Holds the key to a past I can't seem to forget,
Or maybe just don't want to.

Tonight I'll close my eyes,
Convince myself it's the last time.

"Until tomorrow"

Because I know.
The sun could not outshine our love,
Nor the tide ever wash it away.

Goodbye beautiful.

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  • 6 years ago

    by Burning Angel

    This is great :) I enjoyed reading it 5/5 totally

  • 6 years ago

    by aanika R I P

    Awwww this one is sad.... but amazingly written must say.... :) :) thumbs up!!!

  • 6 years ago

    by PinkyPrincess

    Wow.... Karl this poem is so beautiful! I love it... You're great at writing love poems <3 5/5

  • 6 years ago

    by Lady Nik

    *You're on of the few poets whose love poems I read and like :] *

    I convinced myself to look just one last time,
    To secure your image in my lonely eyes.

    *This was sad but something I could picture happening. We always tell ourselves we won't look back after it's over but we always do just in hopes that they won't want us to leave. A very touching way to open this piece*

    "As if I needed to"

    *I like this but than I don't. I'm hoping it comes together at the end*

    They say pictures are worth a thousand words,
    I'd rather adore your beauty for a thousand years.

    *I like how you took something that's been used some many times and put it in a different context. Clever and sweet :] *

    I told my mind that you were still in love with me,
    And in turn, fooled my heart with such deception.
    I've learned that if you tell a lie enough times,
    You can deceive even the greatest of cons.

    *This was my favorite part because it's so true. As Fall Out Boy put it "The best part of believe is the lie" its sad but true. Nice job there*

    "I believe my own lies these days"

    *Okay I like this part here. It's like you're trying to convince yourself that what you're doing it right*

    A small drawer inside of an elegant mahogany desk,
    Holds the key to a past I can't seem to forget,
    Or maybe just don't want to.

    Tonight I'll close my eyes,
    Convince myself it's the last time.

    "Until tomorrow"

    *I like this part because it relates to the turning back part. *

    Because I know.
    The sun could not outshine our love,
    Nor the tide ever wash it away.

    Goodbye beautiful.

    *Such a sad piece dear. I loved how different the flow was. The imagery was beautiful and just sad enough to make me smile but still make my heart heavy. Hope to see more from you :] -Nik*

  • 6 years ago

    by Chelsey

    Told my mind that you were still in love with me,
    And in turn, fooled my heart with such deception.
    I've learned that if you tell a lie enough times,
    You can deceive even the greatest of cons

    ^ WOW! This was just INCREDIBLE Karl...That stanza was so powerful I felt it push me back and it was a slap in the face for me because I do the exact same thing..

    This poem was so sad, and if true, I'm terribly sorry. Losing love is one of the worst feelings and crappiest situations to go through.

    I loved the someone monologue you had in this.. You were talking to someone, yet we could hear what you were saying in your mind. Simply beautiful write! So glad you posted something again! Always been a fan :)
    Chels