Unrequited

Love can be so stubborn at times

Singing without an audience

Persisting in spite of rebuffs

Ignoring its relative demerits

Turning a blind eye

To the tell-tale signs of retreat

Not knowing that

Unrequited love is

Radioactive waste

Noxious and odious

That should be jettisoned

on the double.

Advertisements

27 thoughts on “Unrequited

  1. Well, I wasn’t expecting radioactive waste to show up in a poem about love.

    In all honesty, however: this is true, and the suggestion at the end is exactly what is required at all times. Trouble is, people take this to mean “stop loving them!” No, it means love them in different ways, love them in ways that will be requited because you deserve to be loved, also.

    Suggestion box.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.