An Inch of Honesty

by silvershoes   Nov 11, 2012

"Why do you hate me
when I love you more than anyone?"

I look into your eyes, searching,
angry, wanting to give the best answer,
but there isn't one.

I hate you because you make me someone I'm not.
You make me better.

I hate you because you ask me to do things I can't do.
I can't do it all.

I hate you because you want me to love you the way you love me.
I'm not selfless.

I hate you because you're everything I should be,
and could be, but can't be, and would be, but won't be, and
to be honest,
I hate you because you love me.


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  • 5 years ago

    by AJ

    Wow Jane, this is a punch in the face kind of poem. It is so simple, but still so artistic. Reading some of the previous comments is showing me that you really hit home with many people, including me. So many people can truly relate to this and that is something the best poets in the world strive for.

    Mind blowing. Beautiful. Just all around, perfect.


  • 5 years ago

    by Naughtymouse


    This is an awesome piece of writing so powerful and heartfelt, for me, it's like a rollacoaster both heart wrenching and beautiful all in one.

    I really like the tempo of it when reading aloud( i always read once in my head and once allowed) and i found the raw side of this piece seriously powerful and demanding ....ugh......just an amazing write.

  • 5 years ago

    by nourayasmine

    I love such 'in your face' poems.
    The honesty here got to me, it really did.

  • 5 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Jane: I've read allot of your poetry, and I apologize for not commenting much, but I have to say, after I read this poem, I couldn't help but comment... This is one of those poems that I am choosing not to break down, its heartbreaking and beautiful all in one.. This is one of those poems that I think many will read and say "Oh I can feel this"... it made me tear up... You poured your heart in this piece and its truly touching... thank you for sharing ~

  • 5 years ago

    by Yakari Gabriel

    Damn jane.....

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