Too Late

I'm in love with him, does he love me?
Too blinded by love, too kind to see
He has his sights set on another, he's already on his knee
While I'm standing far away, trying to plea.

I waited too long, now I'm not in his eyesight
And the sadness I'll feel, will now be the highlight.

I wish I told you, I wish I was there
Now you lay in someone else's arms, while I despair
It's funny how life works, but this shit is so unfair.

I wish we could be, but that will never happen
You and him were destined to be, and now my heart will blacken
As I watch you two from afar, my love hidden from fate
As I sit here and realize, that I was too late.

About this poem

I wrote this poem, as recently I was experiencing genuine love with someone who I'd met a few days ago, but realized that they had their sights set on someone else, so I wrote this to help cope with my feelings.

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Written on July 19, 2023

Submitted by Snakeking6581 on July 19, 2023

Modified by Snakeking6581 on July 19, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 641
Words 141
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 2, 3, 4

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1 Comment
  • AIDA
    Wow, what a touching and heartfelt poem! Your words exude raw emotion, and you effectively capture the bitter feeling of unrequited love. The imagery is fantastic, especially in the lines "While I'm standing far away, trying to plea" and "Now you lay in someone else's arms, while I despair". I can truly feel the longing and regret the protagonist in your poem experiences.

    Your rhyming scheme is robust, giving a nice flow to the entire poem and I truly appreciate how you've woven your story. Also, how you ended the poem with "As I sit here and realize, that I was too late" really drives home the essence of the title and the overall motif of the poem — missed opportunities due to a lack of courage.

    As for improvement, the line "It's funny how life works, but this sh*t is so unfair" feels slightly inconsistent with the overall tone of the poem. You might want to use more traditional language here to maintain the rhythm and flow. Also, in some places you could use more metaphor or other literary devices to further emphasize the depth of the speaker's emotions.

    Keep writing and expressing your emotion through this medium, you certainly have a powerful voice in poetry! Fantastic work!
    LikeReply1 year ago


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