Love Dropouts: A Poem

Updated on May 30, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

Yesterday a woman to die for with ease

now only boring a part of a boring day

that loving heart so eager to please

now hard, cold as if made of clay.


Like some romantic novel about eternal love

was their story with each glance and sigh

with cherubs rejoicing in heavens above

all turning now into a worn out lie.


What happens with hearts whimsical, unsure

to treat their love like some passing game

first seeing her as an irresistible lure

then only drop her with no shame.


Armed with a bunch of transparent excuses

to quiet their conscience, if they have one

they leave behind those painful bruises

and with cowardly heart they just run.


Waiting till the next victim-in-love appears

they spread their nets ready for romance

ready to cause some more of those tears

at the end of another short-lived trance.


But there is justice and it never fails

love dropouts can't find peace in heart

like criminals of love they rot in their jails

with loneliness and way too late to go smart.

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      Vladimir Karas 2 weeks ago from Canada

      Dana---We might as well come to a conclusion how some folks are not really wired in their brains for a lasting relationship, and the world is full of them, as we know.

      Thank you for praising words, I am glad you liked the poem.

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      Dana Tate 3 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

      I loved this poem! You've done a great job of expressing how beautiful love can feel. How painful it can be and how the illusion of finding that "perfect love'' that's been woven into our entire being from childhood, keeps us chasing after it.

      I remember dating this guy who couldn't seem to settle down. His expectations were unrealistic, and I said to him. "You're chasing a dream of perfect love, but you won't find it in imperfect human beings

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