My love for you is selfish.

by silvershoes   Apr 8, 2013

I love you, possessively.

I love you like a hot meal and a cold beer
after a long day of working in the sun.

I love you too much;
so much it makes my stomach hurt and my head spin,
and the thought of you away from me sends my nerves
into a raging panic.

I love you like my captive.

I want to cage you and keep you locked away from the world
so none could tempt you away from me.

I love you, hungrily.

I crave your skin in my mouth and your sweat dripping onto
my naked, flawed body,
and your lips flowing across the mounds that belong only to you,
as you belong only to me.

My love for you is not an open hand.

My love is two hands clenching you firmly against my heart and never letting go.


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  • 4 years ago

    by jose zepeda

    ...holy trinity!

    Lol I love the you way you electrify my mind with such passionate writing. I'm going to need imagination rehab after this.

  • 5 years ago

    by Jenni Marie

    Judging comment:

    "I'm usually really against the constant use of "I, I'm" etc in poetry, however I found this worked really well here. I really enjoyed the similies that were present throughout the poem, as it enabled me to begin to imagine just how much the author loves the person they are talking to/about, along with creating quite drastic imagery at times "I love you like my captive" for example. The whole poem had me pondering on love and when it becomes too much and turns into obsession, because can't that too often so easily occur? We need to perfect the balance of loving someone in a positive way without letting it turn into a negative way and I find many people don't even realize when that is happening at times. Particularly enjoyed the last line, as even though the poem made me think about both the positive and negative side of love, I found this line to be emotionally touching and very sweet, a lovely way to end this elegantly penned poem."

  • 5 years ago

    by Jyoti Rawat

    Good poem

  • 5 years ago

    by Karla

    Sometimes I wonder if real love is possessive or unattached. Either way love always leaves us in a maze of lillies. But who doesnt get lost huh? Gorgoeus piece!

  • 5 years ago

    by Courageous Dreamer

    This poem reflects the title like a thousand times hah. Definitely a poem that shows someone's insecurity and how they don't want to let this person go. They love everything about them, they'd do anything for them, they are crazy about every little thing about them, they are obsessed. Sometimes this happens in love, definitely not something healthy. You've portrayed this all too well here though, it's perfect. Made me think of a quote I saw on the internet about how you're not jealous of your boyfriend talking to other girls, you just don't want anyone else to find out how truly amazing they are. The part about wanting to cage them up and have them all to yourself made me think of this. Another great poem from you!

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