Romance Poetry posted September 15, 2017

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When Love must end because trying hurts too much

Be Still My Heart 2

by Tier V. King

Be still my heart...
because right from the start
I felt that we were so deeply in love,
I couldn't think...of anyone else...
that I would ever be thinking of

and couldn't think...of anyone else...
I wanted to spend my time with
because I thought that our love
was nothing less
than a precious...

But with heart full of sorrow
and due to my decision regarding our tomorrows
I want now ...
to never need him,
to never to breathe him in,

I'm just not the type of girlfriend
who'll pretend that our love won't end,
if he continues to view our love
as something
I approve for him to use
each time
until he is through,

using my loneliness and desires
to set my heart aflame, untamed,
just like wild fires,

thinking he is God's gift to woman

but is the failure of my wish for endless bliss

and so...
unscrupulous and ludicrous, it has ruined us...


I take defense to the way he really treats me
leaving me by each morning feeling like a happy fool,
or some used tool,
embarrassed by my desperateness,
my willingness to fall each time
yet forcing the issue
even if I repeatedly decline.

My constant error about him becomes
my ungodly regret
and so I fret not to forget
to plead with God
to free my heart and keep us apart,
to help me repent, but not resent
as I remind myself to catch hold of my sanity,
remembering my vanity
and that,
my self-respect and the dignity of being a lady
is more important
than feeding the fantasy
of his romancing me
and of us living with true love.

Passion is not worthy of who I need to be right now
and so I prepare myself
for the soon next time that I will see him
and pray that I am ready to reject him
like he rejects me every time
he's had his fill.

So I will
avoid him and ignore him as much as possible
and keep saying silent prayers
to soothe my panting heart
so that I could start
to regain my self-control
and shudder to stay real,

to finally and at last I can start to deal
with my...

"so needs to heal"

my reeling, feeling, and oh so revealing...


Love Hurts writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
When romance goes wrong, when it gets you down or when you realise it is hard or impossible. Any kind of poem which shows the downside of love. It is not all smiles and sunshine! Any rhyme, any length.


This poem was written a long time ago 05/05/2007. I have re-typed it and added on much particularly for this contest. This is why I've re-named it "Be Still My Heart 2" because the first write of this poem is already published in my book. I felt it was appropriate for this contest "Love Hurts." It did okay in the contest. I was awarded 3rd place winner.

I just wanted to write this note because some have stated that I am always writing these angst poems. Oh yes, I can write the poems filled with angst but this time it was appropriate for the contest. This was about something that happens in real life. I hoped you enjoyed it anyway and as always...thank you for your review and rating...
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