What Do I Have To Lose?




It's like a pleasant scene
That lies before me,
But I can't touch it.
It's too far away.
It cannot know my intentions.
It would shy away.
I don't know what I meant just now.
It really should be nonsense
But, I would die for the chance
Just for one chance…

I can't make you feel
What, for you, is not real.
How could I ever compare
To what I see in you?
I say that love is love;
So done taking what I can get.
The heart wants what it needs
And I need you.
Who says maturity has to be responsible?
Or serious? Or necessary?
I have grown up enough to know
That life is so short
And love is so little;
And so stifled, and rejected
So afraid and unaccepted
That we deny and suppress it.

Despite the best advice given,
What do I have to lose
By telling you my deepest feeling
Except you…?

Jampoet July 2011
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Submitted on October 15, 2012

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 774
Words 161
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 10, 16, 4, 1

Jampoet M

I started writing poetry at the age of eleven as a way to express what I couldn't otherwise. My poetry is my 'therapy' of sorts and helps me communicate my every raw emotion. It's funny how so much creativity roots itself in our misery, almost more so than our happiness. Being it so for me, my poetry has more darkness than light most of the time...sometimes I just want to strike a nerve. more…

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