False Hope

by Amanda Bee   Aug 31, 2005

Why do I keep on deluding myself?
And why can’t I release this illusion?
For I know there will be no happy ever after
No heartwarming and fuzzy conclusion

No slow descent into an evening sunset
With fingers intimately intertwined
No romantic candle lit dinners
Served with crystal goblets of wine

I’ll find no roses strewn across my pillow
No softly whispered words of affection
No heart stopping gestures of romance
No days filled of timeless perfection

I’m sure Sleeping Beauty is wide awake now
And she’s probably crying on Cinderella’s shoulder
Weeping that Prince Charming broke her poor heart
As soon as the days of their honeymoon were over

Forget about a grand act of dedication
Or a declaration of tender sweet devotion
Oh how I wish that my head hadn’t been filled
With such an impossible and unattainable notion

Of a love that could endure until the end of time
Everlasting love, hmph…I scoff at thee
You continuously make fools out of the innocent masses
And now I’m begging you to set my heart free

Depart from the crevices of my throbbing brain
These promises of passion have left my mind tainted
Admit to your falsehoods and take away all
These whimsical pictures that you’ve meticulously painted

Disillusioned and utterly heartbroken
Teardrops tumble as I strive to cope
Holding up my chin through this sad reality
Determined to stop desperately clinging to false hope


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  • 13 years ago

    by Unbroken heart

    Wow it's really really good

  • 14 years ago

    by Sarah Drew

    Great job with this poem. It has a great rhyme shceme and imagery that draws the reader in. Great work on the poem.

  • 14 years ago

    by Gary Jurechka

    I can so relate to this(only too well).The love, the loss, the need and wanting, the pain, and yes hope can be a double edged sword, well, false hope anyway(which is a horrible limbo to be trapped in, believe me I know).So sad and beautiful yet ending with a bit of determination and a trace of true hope.Excellently written,very touching.

  • 14 years ago

    by Falling Up

    O my god... i love this poem... its amazing how u can create such a mood as this , make it flow, and rhyme! wow you are an amazing poet.... i really enjoyed this poem... and it is so very true... its all so stereotypical these days.... ugh.. keep up the good work... i loved it

  • 14 years ago

    by skyfox

    I am glad I decided to read more of your work. What a brilliantly innovative piece. Just loved it and totally enjoyed the read. Thankyou for sharing