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Love Poem Keeps Love Obsession Secret

A creative writer at heart, Janis was first published at age 11. Most of her poems express core issues of love, loss, trauma, and healing.

Obsessed Love Triangles are Common in Relationships

Thoughts of conflict occupy our minds when we're love-obsessed. It's even worse when the drama of a love triangle is part of the equation.

Thoughts of conflict occupy our minds when we're love-obsessed. It's even worse when the drama of a love triangle is part of the equation.

"Obsession"

Can't get you off my mind

Like a favorite scent

Lingering in the air

Far past the time we've spent


In my head I see your face

I see I'm going crazy

Like a film that can't turn off

Going in and out of hazy


Bringing us together

An image of secret meetings

Obsessing about the times

We embrace with warm greetings


My reality is so warped

I pretend it's all so real

I anticipate the time

When you tell me how you feel


I know that in due time

I will be forced to accept

Obsession is a secret

That's better off well-kept


JLE 2006

Preoccupied About Love

This poem about obsession speaks loudly of a secret place many love-obsessed people reside: in their heads. The long stares, eyes peering through cubicle cracks, followed by lunchtime daydreams, are all manifestations of the secret love obsessions we will never be able to put into words.

Our nights are full of dreams where we live out our love obsessions in the privacy of our living quarters, sometimes with our beloved partners lying beside us. Our daytime doodling and aimless surfs on the web vacillate between focus and distraction, as we obsess about the objects of our love.

It's easier to live out the fantasy in one's head rather than to constantly yearn for that which is unattainable. Although the harsh whiplash of our situations snaps us back to reality, we can't seem let go. The obsession itself ends up providing the thrill, through the act of fantasizing in our minds. After a time, we learn to accept the reality that love obsessions are best lived out and experienced as secret fantasies. In our sane moments, we know it's best to keep it to ourselves.

Our Obsessive Thoughts Remain Secrets

We secure our obsessive thoughts about love and admiration in our heads for safe keeping.

We secure our obsessive thoughts about love and admiration in our heads for safe keeping.

Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it. Those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all never . . . never forget it.

— Curtis Judalet

Love Fantasy: Dream or Reality?

We fantasize about our obsessions in dreams, where they become our reality.

We fantasize about our obsessions in dreams, where they become our reality.

Sing Along With Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed"

We Often Gaze at the One We Love

Our love-obsessed thoughts are often expressed through the silence of our stares, captivated by secret love.

Our love-obsessed thoughts are often expressed through the silence of our stares, captivated by secret love.

Your Secret Love Obsessions

© 2014 Janis Leslie Evans

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