One Sided Lover

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To the one sided lover,

I know you weren’t joking when you laughingly said, “You should be with me”. I know you hated seeing me with anyone else even when you laughed it off. I know you meant it when you said, “We should go on a date”. I know you were never “kidding” every time you said you were. I know you were my one sided lover…

I saw you stammering as you said the 3 magical words to me. I saw the hurt in your eyes when I told you I was in love…with someone else. I saw the hint of tears in your eyes as you looked away. I saw through your lie when you said, “I got ya, you fell for the joke”. I know you were my one sided lover…

I tried loving you more than a friend. I tried accepting your love for me. I tried seeing us together like you always saw. I tried and tried but I failed every time. I know you were my one sided lover…but I couldn’t love you back.

-The one who left your love unrequited

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Celt Peadar says:

    I was in situations like this more times than I’d care to count. Always someone’s one-sided lover…

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    1. Yamini says:

      It isn’t any easier to be on this side of the equation

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      1. Celt Peadar says:

        More and more I get the feeling girls don’t have any problem with that at all…

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      2. Yamini says:

        Wouldn’t generalize it…

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      3. Celt Peadar says:

        Sorry if it sounds like that 🙂 I’m just speaking from my own experience…

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      4. Yamini says:

        I hope you have better experiences in the future

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  2. francisashis says:

    Wish you immense joy and happiness for your present and future relationship. Take care.🌹👍🙏

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  3. SillyShruti says:

    Beautiful poem ☺️

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 😊

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you 😊❤️

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  4. Ishita Gupta says:

    So heartfelt and moving💔🌹

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much! I am glad you felt the emotions so strongly 🙂

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  5. justcalmwildness says:

    I loove this. Everyone has been on both sides of the coin some point💓 💓

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    1. Yamini says:

      I agree…we’ve all lived both the sides and found out none is easier

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  6. notestowomen says:

    Unrequited love is painful for both men and women. For some reason, in this poem, I assumed that it was a man, not a woman whose love is not reciprocated. Either way, you captured the pain of the one whose love wasn’t returned and the sadness of the one who wanted desperately to return that love but couldn’t.

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    1. Yamini says:

      I didn’t attempt to speak for any particular gender here because it can’t be easy for anyone. The pain is felt by both here no matter on what side of the coin they were. They were getting consumed in the grief which is what the picture depicts. You felt every part of it and understood the underlying pain. Thank you so much 🙂

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  7. utahan15 says:

    friends like plato
    no luck
    do not fuck
    on the side
    let it perhaps riiide

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    1. Yamini says:

      That left me with a thought…unrequited love is perhaps absence of luck!

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  8. bejamin4 says:

    Excellent work. Hard to be on either side of the equation.

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    1. Yamini says:

      It can never be easy…the grief of an incomplete love is consuming

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      1. bejamin4 says:

        Yes, you’re exactly right.

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  9. Someimes that happens. We love who our heart tells us to love.

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    1. Yamini says:

      Love can’t be forced!

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      1. Exactly my friend, 🌹

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  10. This is very sad, but also, I bet pretty much everybody can relate.

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    1. Yamini says:

      We’ve all been there… at least on one side if not both!

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