I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You Poem by Pablo Neruda

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You

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I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.

I love you only because it's you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.

Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.

In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rose Davenport 14 May 2012

This is a perfect poem that illustrates the confusion and pain that goes along with falling in love with a sociopath or psychopath. The love is an illusion and the reality is that an illusion cannot be sustained. Even if you eventually see and love them unblinded, they will never love you the same. Sad, but true.....I have lived this poem.

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John Askevold 14 May 2022

Relationships end with the door left open, leaving an unresolved tension preventing the lover from moving on, tempting them to hate the beloved. To the one who loves, seek the Truth. To the one who is beloved and cannot return the love, set them free with the truth.

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Stella Nicole Gopal 31 October 2012

bull...alota bulll...diz dnt mak sence

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Maria 31 March 2022

You never went through it then

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John Askevold 14 May 2022

hello

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John Askevold 14 May 2022

Relationships end with the door left open, leaving an unresolved tension that prevents the lover from moving on, tempting them to hate the beloved. To the one who loves, seek the Truth. To the one who is beloved and cannot return the love, set them free with the truth.

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kimberly 05 April 2022

I love this poem

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Dorcas Tayire 04 April 2022

This poem is really awesome, it tells more about the pain that comes along with falling in love

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fat 18 March 2022

smelly balls

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Afegbai Moses 25 February 2022

The poem actually centers around the gurt and pians in Loving a psychopath who never appreciate or reciprocate the love in return.

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