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A Taste of Love

I found love somewhere I wasn’t looking
At the one time I was content with myself
You took me by surprise and my breath away
Storming through my defenses, all my walls
Leaving me completely vulnerable and scared
You opened your arms, offered protection
What could I do but fall for your sweet talking
I knew your plan the entire time; we all did
But I looked past it, begged for it to change
Not sure how you really felt, if it was true
On my end, at least, I knew it was real
Despite all the arguments, tears, and pain
You had created a false sense of security
I felt like I was half of something bigger
One half of the love that I thought we shared
I knew it was never true, but it still felt nice
Maybe like a placeholder for the real thing
You shattered me into a million little pieces
I let you, even though I knew it was all a lie
Real heartbreak can’t come from fake love
And I put myself back together rather quickly
Only to run back to you for a second chance
Still knowing that it would end the same way
But hoping there was a small possibility
For a brief moment, you gave me a taste of hope
When it proved to be a lie, I wasn’t surprised
I’ve given up on any chance of you and me
After a taste of unreal and unconditional love
I’m yearning for experience with the real thing

October 28, 2012

Published inPoetry