The other side of love

I thought I’d share the poem I mentioned in my last post. I hope you enjoy!

-Love, Autumn x

The other side of love

No one tells you about the other side of love

They tell you about the giddy nerves and anticipation

The way he’ll make your heart skip a beat

They tell you about the endless smiles and laughter

The butterflies in your stomach

They tell you about the way you’ll feel in his arms

Safe, warm, protected… home

They’ll fill your mind with sunny skies and rainbows

But no one tells you about the other side of love

What about the uncertainty?

Constantly overthinking things

Second guessing every move you make

Afraid to scare him away

What about the longing?

For more of everything

His time, attention, Love

Feeling suffocated by your own insatiability

What about the distance?

How it feels when he’s so far away

Physically, emotionally, mentally

Out of reach…

What about how painful it is to miss him?

His face, his voice, his smell, his touch, his kiss

The way he’d smell your neck when he hugged you

Even the little things he did that annoyed you

And what about the heartache?

The way it feels when you get left behind

Haunted by memories

And thoughts of what could have been

Perhaps this is why no one tells you about the other side of love

7 comments

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  2. L. Rorschach · 25 Days Ago

    Beautiful, and so true. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. floatinggold · 23 Days Ago

    It’s true that we rarely talk about “the other side of love”, but maybe it is because all those “other” things pale in comparison with the positives. Sure it hurts terribly when things aren’t as they should be, but you seem to forget all about it when the butterflies return.

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