Love Poems

I Love You, but I'm Not in Love with You

I love you, but I'm not in love with you.
I want your friendship minus your desire.
I would not lead you falsely or betray you.
I feel the tenderness, but not the fire.
I have no reason for my lack of yearning,
No explanation for what I don't feel,
No other love to whom I might be turning,
No anguish to suggest this isn't real.
Passion is a horse that knows no master,
And I cannot with fences make it stay.
It must run free towards daylight or disaster,
Awake to glory in no other way.
So I must say what you don't want to hear,
But it's a truth that both of us must bear.
Nicholas Gordon
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good but sad
Name: unrequited lover2011-05-13
My boyfriend seems to feel that way about me, but won't leave me... guess I have to take things into my own hands. Keep up the good writing!
Name: Heart broken angel2011-05-18
It was a beautiful poem im just sad cause My boyfriend said the same thing to me
where have all the cowboys gone
Name: john2011-05-25
its too sapy for my manly tastes.
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