When Love Don’t Love You Back

“Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end. Love never dies.”


-1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 The Message (MSG)

So I wrote this poem in high school. Back when I didn’t even know what love really was. But I clearly knew how it felt to not have my feelings reciprocated.  Taught me a valuable lesson in self love. Cuz how can someone love me, how can I love someone, if I don’t even know how to love? A lesson that I am learning everyday. Loving others. Loving myself.  As imperfect as I am. As God created me and loves me unconditionally…


When love don’t love you back

It’s like life is moving so slow

It’s basically not moving

Stuck like quick sand slowly sinking.

When love don’t love you back

You start thinking about regrets

Things you wish you did or said

Things you wish you didn’t say or do

All the shoulda coulda wouldas start coming into view

When love don’t love you back

You start questioning

Reality strikes and depression sets in

Self Doubt, low self-esteem and insecurities begin.

When love don’t love you back

It’s like why even bother

Wouldn’t dare love another

Can’t do it all again

Don’t wanna start over

When love don’t love you back

You become bitter and start hatin’

The next one they with you start compare n and rate n

Sayin they downgraded, Talking all this mess

But really on the sideline, waitin for your chance to slip in and shine

When love don’t love you back

It’s like you become incomplete

You gave your heart away and all you have is the pieces

Broken hearted and mad

Lonely and said

Tons of emotions and not one of em glad

When love don’t love you back

That’s just how it is

One-sided sometimes

Pointless to stay but hoping things will change!

When love don’t love you back

Just man up and take it

Get up and move on

Cuz eventually some one else will come along

Learn to let go

Learn to LET THEM love you!

When love don’t love you back

Just WAIT, God will send someone else to.



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