The Unrequited Love Poem

When you love someone, who does not love you back, you feel a sense of emptiness inside of you. It feels as though you are not worthy of their love. It is as if their love is worth more than you are. It feels like you do not deserve to be loved, not by them or by anyone. When someone doesn’t love you back it feels as though you do not deserve them, when really it is the other way around. If you put so much of your love and dedication and effort into another person, it is not you who does not deserve them, but them who do not deserve you. You can not go wrong by putting all your effort into someone or something. You are not at fault. Maybe it doesn’t work out the way you had planned and it is a wasted effort, but you can never say that you didn’t try and you can never say that you didn’t deserve it. There is nothing more that you can do than giving your all and hoping for the best.
No, you can’t force someone to fall in love with you, or love you, or even like you. A person feels the way that they feel and no one, not even themselves, can change that. No matter how much you care for someone, you can’t make them return those emotions. Although sometimes you’ll wish that you could. Sometimes people just don’t feel the way that you wish and pray that they would, and nothing can force them to. When someone doesn’t love you back, sometimes you just wish that you could make them love you, or at least make them care for you but you can’t. People will feel the way that they feel and you can’t change that, you just can’t.
To put yourself in a vulnerable situation or to give so much of yourself to another person, the way you would when you fall in love with them takes a lot of courage. You are put in a position where it is very easy to take advantage of you. You are vulnerable to have your heart broken. When you love someone that doesn’t care about you, they will break your heart and not think twice about it. When you love someone, who does not love you back it feels as those someone breaks your ribcage just to pull your heart out of your chest, rips your heart into a million pieces and stomps on it. Someone who you love that does not love you back, could do something like that with your heart and just not care how it affects you. I think that’s why unrequited love is so scary.
It’s even worse when you must face the actual rejection of it all. It so painful when the person you love looks you in the eyes and tells you that they don’t love you. The only thing that could possibly be worse than that is when they won’t say it. If someone shows that they don’t love you and that they don’t care about you by the way they act, that might be worse. If someone continually goes out of their way to make it obvious that they do not care about you, or that they do not love you, you are so much better off without them and you do not deserve to put up with someone like that. If someone does not care for you, they do not deserve you and your love.
Most of the time you can see the way people feel about you in the way people act and the things that they do. You can see the way someone does or doesn’t feel about you in the effort that they put into your relationship. No matter what type of relationship it is, if you are friends, dating, or something in between. The amount of effort put in says a lot about their attitude towards you.
When someone does not love you back, you spend so much time thinking about what you did wrong. You think that there must be something about you that makes it impossible for this person, or any person for that matter, to love you. You feel as though there must be something about the things that you do, or your personality, that makes you unlovable. Instead of understanding that the way this person feels probably has little to nothing to do with you, you obsess over every little thing that you have said or that you have done that could have affected anything.
It is just incredibly hard to understand why someone that you treat so well, and love so much, could just not feel the same way about you. No matter how much time and effort you put into someone, they could still never love you at all. It is difficult to process and hard to understand. It’s like no matter what you do, or say, nothing will ever help. You can do everything for someone and not get the same in return.
It’s funny because it goes the other way too, you can do absolutely nothing for someone, not care about them, not do anything for them, and they could fall head over heels in love with you. When someone does not love you back it is hard to think about the other side of it, it is hard to think about someone loving you and not feeling the same way. That is a dilemma as well, and hard to understand until it has happened to you personally. The same way that loving someone who does not love you back is hard to understand until you have gone through it yourself.
When you love someone, who does not love you back, all you feel is pain and frustration and anger. You are constantly confused as to how they do not love you back, and upset about it at the same time. You are hurt because you believe that there must be a reason as to why they do not love you back, even though there isn’t always. Lastly, you are just always in pain because it’s hard to grasp what your next step is, or where you’re going now. Sometimes you have a relationship with this person that you don’t want to lose, and sometimes you can’t imagine your life without them, but maybe you should. Sometimes you must move on and let go and tell yourself that this is the way it must be.

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