I let you claim my dormant heart
with light concealed behind the dark
I missed deception in your eyes
transparency didn’t show your lies
A connection was felt, deep, deep inside
how could my emotions act so unwise
I lie here, cold, with rolling tears
a naked soul, wrapped in fears
Stripped of my being, I was so blind
to not have seen the flashing signs
Let it rain, let it thunder and pour
now torn in two, my mind’s at war
Burning embers dying, all because of you
precious time wasted, crying like a fool

LScott © 2012


65 thoughts on “FOOLISH LOVE

  1. Lauren, thank you for the postscript! You have me almost in tears and clenching my gut with your lovelorn poem. This one is very, very good for its type. Very polished and “finished”. I think it is very helpful to revisit old sorrows just to show us how far we have come since then!

    1. Thanks, Rose, and I’ve learned to add the postscript when posting! I’m honored to “hear” you say it’s finished and polished and it is fulfilling to see how far we’ve come, isn’t it? Thanks again! 🙂

  2. Caddo Veil

    Surely I have been there, horrid pain. I’m so grateful and thrilled for you that you found “Real” love–blessings to you and your husband. (I see that you’ve elected to write a clarifying note for those of us prone to worry about our blog family members–it’s a lovely phenomenon I had certainly not expected: people we’ll likely never meet in person, caring about our hearts.) love to you, Caddo

    1. Thank you so much, Caddo! And believe me, I’m very grateful to have fellow bloggers worry and I know how you feel, after reading others poems. It’s easy to wonder and worry, so I thank you for your friendship and appreciate your feelings! xx

      1. Hi Lauren–I had hoped that, by posting alternating “happy”/spiritual poem with the achy-breaky-heart ones, folks wouldn’t worry about me. Maybe I should put a big “happy camper” sticker at the top of my blog! I describe my life as pretty much being a “party” every day, these days–but I’m afraid if I put that up, I’d send the completely wrong message (not “that” kind of party!). Well, anyway–it’s fun–I love my new friends, like your sweet self!

  3. So wise and kind of you to clarify what’s fact and what’s fiction–but I confess I didn’t for a moment worry that this piece was anything worse in your case than “ancient history,” having read and felt what you say about your love today! 🙂

    Still, this is indeed a fitting way to tell that age-old tale of woe, and said with such passion and sympathy that even the fortunate among us can feel the vicarious twinge.

  4. Arjun Sharma

    hey lauren, sorry i havnt been around much. lovely post. and how many awards have u won???? 😀 my god i see a new award everyday. but in all honesty u deserve em all. cheers to you and your blog 🙂

    1. Hi Arjun,

      I know you took a break, but I’m glad you’re back, too! Thanks for your kind words and regarding the awards, there have been a few! 🙂 I’m very grateful for them and also, to pay them forward…Cheers to you, too, and I’ll be over your way soon. Still playing catch up and I’m not winning! 🙂

    1. I think that’s okay, Russell…we write what we feel and experience and sometimes, the saddest circumstances create the best poetry (sadly to say). Thanks for your visit and I’ll be over your way soon! 🙂

  5. Hi lauren ——
    so beautiful This Piece of Art —–
    You are so gifted !
    my Favourite line –

    “How could my emotions act so unwise?”
    I think that’s where all the Truth is – in the emotions ———-
    Lovely Lovely Lovely

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    1. Well, honestly, your perspective is more uplifting than mine! That line actually was a metaphor to more tears, tying in with “crying like a fool” however, that’s what is wonderful about poetry, there can be many interpretations…anyway, I hope that doesn’t bring you down! 🙂
      I do have another poem I wrote, also a fiction piece, but thinking about women in abusive relationships. It’s more of a story, with hope at the end. I couldn’t end it without hope, so here is the link if you’re interested..if not, that’s fine, too.

      Thanks again, for your kind words and for listening to my long reply~ 🙂

  7. Elle.Tea.Emm

    even though this doesnt reflect your current relationship, you wrote it so well that it seems like it is. another really great, emotional piece, lauren!!

  8. Androgoth

    Yes a very good poem my friend,
    and those feelings, whether fresh
    in mind, or of a time gone by…

    You have certainly added a fine
    addition to your poetic edge 🙂

    Have a wonderful Thursday 🙂

    Androgoth Xx

  9. I feel like a kite
    Tossed by the winds
    Of love but not quite
    Up then down
    Nose dive to ground
    Setting myself free
    Should be so easy
    But I just want you
    To love me

    Why do guys lie? Why do they pretend? It’s so cruel.

    1. Oh, Andrea, your words are beautiful and I wish the answers were easy, but that’s just life. It’s all about experiences, persevering and enduring…Thanks for sharing your talent, too! 🙂

  10. Blood-Ink-Diary

    What a stunning reprise ! Fictional or non-fictional is irrelevant — you have expressed from your heart. Keep penning. Cheers.

  11. What a wonderful, heartfelt poem Lauren! I was glad to read the end note though! We tend to write from our hearts and life experiences! Sorry I haven’t been popping by your blog lately, haven’t had time to blog lately, due to work! Weekend tomorrow, hoping to do something worthy of blogging about! 🙂

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