Loves not for me

by Mahalia Butler   Nov 6, 2017

I can't fall in love
My heart can't take it
Please don't tease me
My soul won't make it

I am forever alone
Left out in the cold
No one would love me
I don't have to be told

I'm not nearly enough
For anyone to care
My love is so worthless
No one would even dare

I know I'm ugly, stupid, and mean
You don't always have to remind me
That's why I've lock up my feelings
And thrown away the last key

There's no Prince Charming
Coming for me
I'm staying in my dungeon
That's where I'll always be

My heart forever wonders
My hand never held
My smiles are only memories
Of love I've never felt.



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  • 1 year ago

    by Paul Hirst


  • 1 year ago

    by Mark

    How I relate to this feeling of 'not being good enough for love'. The last two lines were as if you read them from my heart. Great write Mahalia. :)

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    A piece written with strong emotions, which I believe is your confidence has been shattered, and maybe judged. But from this you can draw strengths and learn from experiences. None of us are 'Prince Charming's-only fairy-tale :)
    Well done on a heart-felt piece
    Michael :)

  • 1 year ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    I would love to offer a few corrections:

    *"Loves not for me" = Love's not for me
    *"That's why I've lock up my feelings" = That's why I've locked up my feelings
    *"My heart forever wonders" = I would suggest changing this to "My heart forever wanders", as it seems to fit in context better. Either does work, though.
    *"My hand never held" = My hand is never held OR My hand's never held

    I loved the flow in this piece. Your raw emotion translated well into a poem about your being "permasingle" as I call it (I'm in the same boat with you, Mahalia, I just stay in my 'dungeon' (aka my room where all my video games are) and whenever I do wander out I end up getting hurt or disappointed), and the last verse is a bombshell, particularly those last two lines. They actually get more potent and powerful after reading them a second and third time.

    Great job Mahalia, I look forward to more from you.

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