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Love Dropouts: A Poem

Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.


Don't comfort me with a lie that hurts more than truth ever could.

--Mandy K.

A woman to die for with ease

now only a part of a boring day

that loving heart so easy to please

now hard and cold as if made of clay.

Like a romantic novel about eternal love

was that story with each glance and sigh

with cherubs rejoicing in heavens above

all turning now merely into a worn out lie.

What happens to hearts whimsical, unsure

to treat their love like it's a passing game

to first see her as an irresistible lure

then drop her with no shame.

Armed with the bunch of cheap excuses

to quiet a conscience, if they have one

leaving behind them all those bruises

with a cowardly heart they just run.

Now waiting till the next victim appears

they spread their nets ready for romance

ready to cause some more of those tears

at the end of yet another passing trance.

But there is karma and it never fails

love dropouts can't find peace at heart

like criminals of love rotting in their jails

with loneliness, misery, too late to go smart.

© 2022 Val Karas