you can leave if you want to

by Evi   May 12, 2018

I don't need you.

I don't need your love
But I can use it
I can take what I want from it
And then let it go

I dont need your heart either.
But I can still take it

(Because when you go
Mine will stop.)

And what if..
I need your love?

Because it's so warm
And I'm so cold...

And what if
I need your heart..?

Because you have already taken mine?

Doesn't it seem clear?
I want you here.


Please don't leave yet.


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  • 2 years ago

    by Professor Leskinen

    Hard to believe the person who writes these retweets tweets of Peppa pig eating "Papa pig's bacon"

    • 2 years ago

      by Evi

      I'm still laughing at this gg :')

  • 2 years ago

    by Em (marmite)

    For some reason this poem made me have to take a grasp of breath not because of lack of punctuation (as I feel that really suits this poem) but just because it's such a roller-coaster of a poem, emotional and powerful with it.
    The title to me is one of those things you say to someone in an argument when there seems like there's nothing left to say in any of the sides so we say it as an afterthought kind of to see how they react.. If they go we'd be hurt but for how long and if they stay well we question for a little while (or atleast in my experience) whether or not it was the right choice though we know if things work out it is unfortunately that's not always the way.
    The content is a little like a monologue or maybe replies to things the other has said.. You're questioning how strong your love for them is and how strong their love for you is etc even though you are in the moment and you know the strength of your love for this person and though you've said 'you can leave if you want to...' it's quite clear you don't want them to not just yet anyway, not like this.
    A very breathtaking write
    All the best
    Em x

  • 2 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A love hate relationship that seems to rip the writer apart. So often love can be a roller coaster, the highs so high the lows so low that they can easily become addictive. This internal battle seems to be played out through fear and longing and can be equally destructive.

    Love comes in many different forms and people for the most part are capable of loving a number of different people in their lives for different reasons. Love is a leap of faith and can be empowering and make you happy or it can be destructive and many different permutations in between. As Mr Darcy said if you don't try you never know.

    An interesting thought provoking piece. Milly x

    • 2 years ago

      by Evi

      Thank you!

  • 2 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Isn't it funny, that there are things in life that we want so badly, and yet...

    there is a downside. That downside that stops a decision being an easy one.

    Lets take food, nice food, high calorie food - ok, a big slice of cream gateaux. An easy decision if weight is not an issue, or health, of the risk of dropping some on your nice clean clothes! lol

    Now, lets use love as an example. Love has its plus side: deep, long-lasting companionship with someone who you could not imagine not being with. Good so far, right. The downside, loving someone who is loving you unconditionally, or feeling fragile from when someone took your love/heart and crushed it. All of a sudden, love feels, maybe a little tempting, but who wants to be only loved under certain conditions, or who wants to risk being hurt again? Love is a difficult pursuit, but if you don't try, you don't learn how to do it - love that is!

    As for the poem itself - I like the form, the way you space and lay the lines out down the page in couplets or more. Each one posing another element you want to reveal. This worked well, easing the reader into the knowledge of being in two minds, a love/hate relationship.

    Well done.

    • 2 years ago

      by Evi

      I know this might sound weird but I really like you. Thanks for your comments!

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