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Love Dropouts: A Rhyme with a Message

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.

--Megan Marie

A woman to die for with ease

now only a part of a boring day

that loving heart so ease to please

now hard and cold as if made of clay.

Like a romance 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 a bundle of cheap excuses

to quiet a conscience, if they have one

leaving behind them all those bruises

with the 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 finale 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

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