His 'I Love You'


His "I love you" came swiftly.
Like the monsoon pouring down on a leaky roof
Those 3 words broke through my defences.
At first they were an ambrosia;
They sustained my life and our relationship.
At least for a short time.

Then "I love you" became an excuse;
For absences, and purpose-filled accidents.
And I ignored the warning signs, the flashing lights.
I pretended like "I love you" was enough...

...But it wasn't.
His "I love you"s were like band-aids on bullet wounds;
Like using play dough to fix cracks in concrete walls.
But I rationed our good memories,
I held on as tight as I could to our love
And watched as it slipped through my fingers.

His "I love you"s became poison
That seeped deep into my bones
And turned blue skies grey,
And turned light into darkness,
And slowly killed whatever semblance of love
I fooled myself into thinking we had left.

  • Author: Anonymous18 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 7th, 2017 20:02
  • Comment from author about the poem: His "I Love You" Wasn't Enough.
  • Category: Love
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  • FredPeyer

    A, this well written poem makes me realize how many times we say these three words without even thinking, as if we were on automatic pilot.
    Thank you for reminding us that we should think before we talk and mean what we say.

    • Anonymous18

      No Problem Love, Thanks For The Feedback!

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