It's not you, it's me

by Kitty Cat Lady   Feb 13, 2018

I really am so sorry
How perfect it would be
If I felt the same about you
As how you feel for me

But I can't force a feeling
My heart has a mind of its own
And even though you're lovely
It keeps telling me 'No!'

I want to keep you in my life
But that's a selfish ruse
And though I'd love that dearly
It's not something you should choose

You need to let it go now
Find a heart that sings for yours
Spring clean the cobwebs of me
And throw open your doors

This unrequited love will pass
I've been there and remember it well
I may have just made a huge mistake
But I'm afraid only time will tell.


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  • 1 year ago

    by William Mae

    Sometimes the feeling just comes up short. No wow factor, no deep stirring. You nailed the feelings and emotion of that in this write. Very well done.

  • 1 year ago

    by .k.u.s.h.q.u.e.e.n.c.j.

    The rhyming was spot on which made the poem flow elegantly.. Thought somewhat sad, the meaning behind it is powerful & sometimes letting go isn't a easy task. But you put it into a perspective that makes sense. (:

    Also, thank you for your lovely comment (:

    • 1 year ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks so much K, I appreciate that :-) x

  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    Awww...lovely but with a sad theme, Kitty. Loved your rhyming.

  • 1 year ago

    by Ya----Na

    Kitty, very beautiful poem about unrequited love.

  • 1 year ago

    by naaz

    Just as beautiful as the last poem of yours I read and couldn't stop myself from nominating it. This poem did that same thing to me once again.

    KCL, you write about different subjects, and hats off to you for your versatility, but my dear when you write love poems and especially the unrequited ones, they just hit me right in the heart.

    Obviously, One can't beat you in that, your rhyming is full on time. The language is so simple yet one can deeply felt all the emotions you poured out. I loved each line of every stanza but still my favorite is 'spring clean the cobwebs of me and throw open your doors' and this one 'my heart has a mind of its own'.

    KCL, every week you post around 3-4 poems. I just want to request you something, and I am not saying that you should quit your usual style, but could you please write at least one free verse every week.
    Actually after reading that line I just felt and imagined how it looked if it had been written in the free verse format. No pressure, only write if you feel comfortable.

    Kcl, for me, you create magic whenever you write about love or maybe I am in that age where love attracts me like a magnet.

    This poem tells us love any person in the world, truly-madly-deeply, but don't expect the same. That's what you try to portray or convey through this poem. He loved you, and he was a good person yet you never able to develop those feelings towards him.
    He still feels the same for you and you want him to move on which is a very good thing.

    I genuinely loved the magic you created, and please give a thought about my free verse request. For this poem...

    All the best!

    • 1 year ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Naaz thank you so much for your kind words and nomination. I really appreciate it.

      I'll message you privately with regards to the style of poems you feel I ought to be writing.


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