Roses with Thorns: A Collection of Poems by hederahelix

THE CHASE

when i was 12

i chased after

the new boy next door

only to stop and fear

when he returned my affections

and the liking is gone

replaced by annoyance

and disgust

they say the fun is in the chase

and as much as i believe that

i chase to get what i want

i end up not wanting it

anymore after

getting what i want

 

INABILITY TO LOVE

sometimes i believe

that i am in love with someone

but then i realize

without their attractive exterior

i may not even give them

a second look

 

sometimes i believe

that i am in love with someone

but i cannot tell if

the comfort i feel

comes from friendship or love

 

sometimes i believe

that i am in love with someone

only to get bored after they

return my passionate affections

because i only want

what i don’t have

 

sometimes i believe

that i am in love with someone

but when the exciting fire

dies down

and the butterflies

fly away

it makes me wonder about

my inability to love

 

UNEXPECTED

first he came into my life

unexpectedly

as the attractive stranger

that my friend gushes to me about

and we’ve had one or a few

sparks that soon fizzle into

nothingness

 

then he became a part of my life

unexpectedly

as the attractive someone

that’s more than a friend

that my friend had gushed to me about

and our sparks

soon turned into a raging fire

 

the question is

when will the fire extinguish?

 

FISHING

i crave to

draw the confession out of him

like a fisherman

withdrawing the line on his rod

dragging out the much desired

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