Black Poetry : Not In Love

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Lynne', Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Lynne'

    Lynne' Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +3
    I want you to tell me how you feel
    Cause I'm not really sure if what we have is real
    I feel like this is a circle relationship
    It's not really going anywhere, but right back where it started
    And right now, it's stuck somewhere in a loop hole
    Trying to get back on track, losing control
    Lost, Gone forever, Never coming back
    I feel like this is all of that
    And I feel like I'm to blame
    Cause in the end it really is me who has changed
    Or my feelings at least
    It's slowed down and it almost has ceased
    I do love you, but it's platonic
    Not synonymous with the love you claim for me
    And I know you're probably wondering where all this is coming from
    But it's been this way since the beginning
    I've felt this way for a while
    Contemplated these thoughts for some time
    I just didn't want to risk hurting your heart
    If I could go back, I would have stuck with my initial answer from the start
    When my heart told me I was gonna mess this up
    But you told me I should give love a try, and I tried
    But love must have been scared of me because it ran to hide
    And I'm still seeking, but it's all in vain
    I wish it was a way that I could spare you this pain
    --Put that on everything
    I know it sounds dumb, it's like: “You love me but you don't wanna be with me?"
    And I know it's dumb you see, but you know the story
    Three years ago things were different
    And If I had the chance then it would all have been terrific
    I don't wanna use the term outgrown, but for lack of a better-
    I have outgrown the feelings I once had for you
    Time changes things and it fades things away
    And I can't change that no matter how much I want these feelings to stay
    It's like you've been pushed to the back door to my heart
    You no longer have the key, or maybe the lock has just changed
    Cause like I said it is me and I know it sounds corny:
    "It's not you, it’s me! And NO there isn’t somebody taking your place"
    Like if we could erase the slate and start off anew
    My feelings would be re-instated too
    Cause it was really that time gap
    But since I can't go back, I wanna move forward
    To step out of the circle
    Maybe I'm wrong cause they say that a circle never ends
    But nor does it transcend
    I want my love to be like a ladder
    Only going up, and though I could stumble down a few steps
    Or even fall flat on the ground and land on my face
    It's better than being stuck in the same place
    I know it may sound strange, but I think we really could be friends
    Probably be better friends than lovers
    Cause at least then I know I wouldn’t have to front
    We wouldn’t be just "going through the motion"
    We could be sailing through the ocean
    Our friendship could take us places that no love can
    That is-if you can even stand to be in my presence again after this
    If you couldn't, I wouldn't blame you at all
    Cause I know that what goes up must too come down
    And I'm tryna tell you all of what it is I feel
    But I don't think that these words even come close to making you see
    The struggles taking place inside of me
    And regardless of what’s going through your head, be assured
    I really do love you
    I'm just not in love with you
     
  2. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Messages:
    4,909
    Likes Received:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    (RF) Technician
    Location:
    ( Alonewolf ) California.. by way of the LOU
    Ratings:
    +795
    Very Nice :terrific: Lynne

    " If I could go back, I would have stuck with my initial answer from the start
    When my heart told me I was gonna mess this up "


    Listen to the heart and your initial decisions they are usually right.

    To come to this cross road, and be able to see it, and to express it so clearly. Is a break thru for the soul.

    Why do folks think because the love, or marriage broke up they can't be friends? Is it the anger from the ( love ) loss or the time they felt they ( invested ) loss?

    To offer the choice to remain friends after the fact means you have reached a level many will never understand. Your just being real about it.
     
  3. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,977
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,177
    very nice scribe here flow on !
     
  4. Intrepid

    Intrepid Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    Adminstrative Assistant
    Location:
    Somewhere in this wonderful place we call the worl
    Ratings:
    +3
    Always follow your heart
    It may hurt on the surface
    But follow your heart and your first decision
     
  5. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    Messages:
    16,340
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Northeast
    Ratings:
    +122
    Sometimes it's difficult to know if your heart is speaking to you or not, there's so much fear involved. I've wondered from time to time how folks who have been involved remain friends when it''s over. Well written flow.
     
  6. Khasm13

    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Messages:
    10,784
    Likes Received:
    4,235
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +4,472
    i think that we have all felt this way at one time or another....
    you captured this feeling very well...keep scribe'n poet...this was real

    one love
    khasm
     
  7. Nisa

    Nisa Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2004
    Messages:
    1,512
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    MICHIGAN
    Ratings:
    +31
    Wow. This was really great.. wonderful.. Ba da ba ba baaaa I'm loving it
     
  8. Prizefighter16

    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2004
    Messages:
    832
    Likes Received:
    18
    Ratings:
    +18
    awwww this was very heartfelt
    Musik is still in my ears, so i thought of the blues

    Loved it, it was....realistic :dance:
     
  9. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    May 5, 2003
    Messages:
    4,020
    Likes Received:
    32
    Occupation:
    strength coach
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Ratings:
    +32
    This is a tough place to be, and to live and learn from. Very nice drop.
     
  10. Legendof_1_Spirit

    Legendof_1_Spirit Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2001
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    somewhere out there
    Ratings:
    +5
    Nice!

    <appears>

    Excellent read!
    Enjoyed the internal conflict of this piece and how it seems to fade with each progressive line until finally, the truth, the unspoken reason is admitted in the final two lines. GREAT WORK here poet!

    keep the words moving

    peace&1luv


    <disappears>
     
Loading...