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A prose poem by


Submitted May 7, 2007, 11:30:40 PM

I've Made Up Mine

I thought I had it all figured out
Thought I knew what love was all about
Always tried to keep my heart pure
And when love came it would be sure
But though I always kept my heart warm
Cold hearted ones brought storm after storm
Women always said men treat love like a game
But my eyes are now open, I know they're the same
No longer will they be treated like gold
My once kind heart is growing so cold
Time after time I was loved and then tossed
And they just moved on like nothing was lost
Men and women are one and the same
Both are just players in a cold-hearted game
The word 'Love' is used to get what they want
Sex, and money, for those they will flaunt
All their caring and sweet words used in shame
All are just cards in a strip poker game
They always have said nice guys finish last
Well this nice guy is a thing of the past
No more love for me, just sex and some fun
When things get too close, I'll turn and run
No more will I be hurt, time after time
You can't make up yours, so I've made up mine!


Jake Avatar


Commented May 9, 2007, 7:41:16 PM
I've always wanted to get a tattoo that says "Love fades", because I often forget, and it's such a relief when I remember :P I enjoyed this Chris. I suppose I can relate a bit, but mostly I understand.
Sariel Avatar


Commented May 10, 2007, 12:32:37 AM
I agree with Tsyni, except for about getting the tattoo. A powerful response to Make up your minds.
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Commented May 10, 2007, 1:55:16 AM
This poem shows a tender heart terribly broken. I've been in the same boat and felt the same things. As I read it, I thought of a time not so long ago when I felt the same way. Nicely written.
Si-Shen Avatar


Commented May 21, 2007, 3:58:41 AM
I've felt that way many a time Chris. The poem really hit the nail on the head.
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Commented May 24, 2007, 2:20:26 AM
this poem is incredibly powerful. it hits close to home with mee. you are a very good poem. if you keep writing stuff like this you could probably make a career out of it. its honestly a great poem!!!! keep up the good work!
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Commented Dec 24, 2007, 7:27:08 PM
Yes..we (men and women) are all the same, but 'all just players' - I dont believe that you believe that. I dont believe that you have really developed a cold heart either. Just Sex and some fun... Naaaah, if you really felt that way you wouldnt be writing terrific poems like this one :)