I Didn’t Say I Love You

Poetry in free verse

I Didn’t Say I Love You
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Poetry in free verse

Today, I didn’t say
‘I love you too’
to you for the first time.

Today I didn’t feel like being gentle,
I didn’t feel like hiding
my disappointment
behind a mask of love.

Today, I gave up a little bit of myself -
the part that had cherished you so,
and ignored all your flaws.

Today, I chose myself over you,
my ego over our love,
my needs over yours
because today,
for the first time,
I didn’t see you and think of forever,
I didn’t see you and remember
the person I had fallen in love with.

Today, I saw you
and I saw a stranger.

If you liked this piece of work, you might be interested in my book of poems — Stolen Reflections: Some Stories Are Told in Verse.