Broken Lad

The young lad enjoys no affection,
Zero attention, nothing but total neglection
His mind often travels back in time to the moment he asked her out after a heartfelt confession,
Considering the state of things, he often wishes it'd just been met with rejection

The young lad once thought love to be perfection,
Now however, he sees love as his greatest affliction
Alone in a room with her, nothing but air sucking tension;
Often leaves the young lad in desperate need of some ventilation

Always killing the young lad, she claims it is anything but her intention
But, it's been nothing but a multitude of lies and endless deception

He has never loved with such passion,
Now the young lad's heart is out of commission
That's a broken lad with a shattered heart
The love was never mutual from the start
He once believed it was, but it turned out to be nothing more than an illusion
When the scales finally fell from his eyes, what he now saw was a world shattering realisation
It threw him into a pool of confusion,
He was unable to make a single decision,
Everything was beyond his comprehension
Floods of tears, screams, all forms of expression,
For emotionally lethal amounts of pain, anger, hurt and frustration

He saw the signs, knew the interpretation
But the young lad was too stubborn, and chose to cling on to his delusion

'You aren't all that, be grateful'; that there is a violation
Toxic queen calls all the shots, no negotiation
Whatever she says stands, no question
She puts him in more than one tough position
Makes an accusation
Jumps to a conclusion
This isn't love, this is oppression
But it seems like he doesn't have an option
The young lad always proceeds with caution

The girl with whom he'd visualized a family
The girl that he showed off to the other lads as his wifey
Same girl has the young lad loosing his grip on his sanity
Same girl has the young lad feeling like nothing but a shell of himself; completely empty
Same girl has the young lad making love an enemy
Same girl has the young lad feeling so lonely
Always has the young lad thinking he isn't enough, unworthy

About this poem

The story of a toxic relationship

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Written on February 25, 2022

Submitted by LoneAlpha on February 25, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

2:01 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 2,104
Words 395
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 2, 11, 2, 9, 7

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