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Exploding Hearts

mirrors don't lie

my reflection in your eyes

i can never be

who you wanted me to.

how do i love thee?

let me count the ways

that i'm not good enough for you.


subtle little barbs

you self help guru

raise me up the playing field

grooming me to perfectly

compliment you.

a careful image composed

to stand next to you.


light fire under feet

so if i dance on coals


i'll fit in with all of you

even though

you yourself stay low

and step on nothing

more dangerous than drops of dew.


so mediocre

even amidst the mediocrity.

surprised you ever noticed me.

your actions speak truth.

what effort was i worth, to keep?

you'd rather chase dream vixens

and lose.

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allets's picture

Nice Line!

"...step on nothing/more dangerous than drops of dew..." - bravo! slc



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i honestly wasn't too sure about that line, since i had to use "drops of dew" instead of "dewdrops" to maintain the rhythm.  i was afraid it might sound too forced.  but i went with it anyway :)

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On the Verge

Of telling you

How much I like it.


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i'll wait in suspense then

SSmoothie's picture

And bam! There it is! Yes the

And bam! There it is! Yes the quintessential story of settling.  But sometimes that's how real love starts ) great piece loved the Shakespeare reference too. I have a similar idea in a piece  or few hundred ;) hugss

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

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just based on the sheer amount of poems

i think "a few hundred" is probably right!!!! 

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aww thanks ssmoothie!!!

i' ve noticed a lot of ur poems describe relationship problems similar to mine.... unfortunately lol!!!  like ur title (sorry if i eff it up) "the downside of accommodating and sacrifice" that's a mouthful of truth right there.