Unrequited Passion

Updated on March 30, 2020
Kyler J Falk profile image

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

Set the Mood


Tears made of words,

They spill forth to the page.

Like blood flows from the wrist,

So does sorrow run ever onward.

I see those that stand complete,

Like a gorgeous portrait immortalized.

I’ll touch them with my wet hands,

Now stained with the paint of passion.

Wipe me away like dust on a shelf,

Sneeze when I fill the air around you.

Allergic to the pain that envelops me,

Yet revisit my successes like an old friend.

Flying high up like the clouds in the sky,

You soar with me under my wing.

Come time to take me under yours,

All I see are the vultures circling.

Passion Can Be Lonely

It doesn't matter whether it is a sore topic like my hatred of religion, a lighter topic like outdoor activity, or a deep topic such as love, I'm one of the most passionate beings you will ever meet. When I feel, see, do, or say something I want everyone to know that my connection to it is deep. I'll connect to everything and do so passionately with ease, but in that same vein people will disconnect from me when I immerse in the darkness. Darkness used to be my only friend, and when I stop in to say hi to him, so departs everyone around me.

Be a friend to and within the darkness, it doesn't need to be lonely.

Questions & Answers


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      • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

        Kyler J Falk 

        8 weeks ago from Corona, CA

        Thank you, Shauna, you continue to prove that you do and every time it brings a little more light into my world. It is appreciated more than you know!

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        8 weeks ago from Central Florida

        You're not alone, Kyler. I care about you.

      • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

        Kyler J Falk 

        8 weeks ago from Corona, CA

        Thank you for the concise compliment, Laurie.

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        Laurie S Novak 

        8 weeks ago from Michigan

        That is deeply descriptive. I liked it.

      • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

        Kyler J Falk 

        2 months ago from Corona, CA

        Thank you, Emily.

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        2 months ago from Georgia

        Wow very expressive and well written kyler.

      • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

        Kyler J Falk 

        2 months ago from Corona, CA

        Thank you, RoadMonkey, many layers to every line of this poem despite how short it is. A lot of connotation and meaningful symbolism for me.

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        2 months ago

        "Wipe me away like dust on a shelf,

        Sneeze when I fill the air around you."

        Very interesting lines!

      • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

        Kyler J Falk 

        2 months ago from Corona, CA

        Thank you, Ruby, I try very hard to stay up but it is within these low times that I am able to learn what it is that holds me back, and in standing face to face with it I am able to conquer it. I appreciate that you consider me a hubber friend. We could all use more friends in life.

      • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

        Kyler J Falk 

        2 months ago from Corona, CA

        No they can't, Mitara, and it is often too late that we figure out a friend isn't truly standing behind us. Nonetheless, we must strive to be the friend of others lest the real friends slip by unnoticed.

        Thank you for reading.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        2 months ago from Southern Illinois

        Kyler, I think you are a great writer. I love it when you write poetry. Please be happy and know you are loved as a Hubber friend. We all have dark times. The key is to rise above unhappy times in the past and soar like an eagle above the fray below. See each day as a new beginning. Stay safe, be happy and write beautiful poetry.

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        Mitara N 

        2 months ago from South Africa

        At times you can't help but feel you sinking. Sometimes screaming at the top of your lungs, wishing someone could hear you. When they do eventually see you for who you are, it feels they start distancing once again.

        Be a friend in all aspects, if they can't be there through the good and the bad, can one be considered a friend at all.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        2 months ago

        It's difficult to control the thoughts or memories associated with PTSD Kyler - no pardon necessary. Take care.

      • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

        Kyler J Falk 

        2 months ago from Corona, CA

        I'm happy to hear that my writing has touched you, Lorna, and pardon my bitterness the other day. I should have presented my sentiments in a more fair manner. I was in the midst of PTSD driven memories, and I let them dictate the way I presented information unfairly.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        2 months ago

        I was touched by this poem Kyler and it's so true being a friend in the light and dark times is what real friendship is about.


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