Alyssa Cox

Rookie (11-21-1995 / Klamath Falls OR)

I Thought It Was Love - Poem by Alyssa Cox

He was handsome,
in that country way of his.
She was ordinary,
She didn't think she would impress.
He looked at her,
And she him,
And in that moment,
She thought it was love.

A year later,
She's sitting outside her house,
watching him leave.
She was moving.
He was dating her best friend,
and he came over to say good-bye.
He looked at her,
and she him.
And then he said,
'I thought it was love.'

Two-thousand miles apart,
he calls her one day.
He's crying,
blubbering away.
The line was silent for a minute,
and then she heard him say,
'I thought it was love.'

There he was,
sitting at her funeral.
The priest was reading a letter she wrote
to the love of her life.

It read;
'I was sitting there thinking to myself,
Where did I go wrong?
Where did I mess this whole thing up?
until he looked at me,
I got butterflies in my stomach.
And when he said those five words that
made my heart break, I knew it wasn't true.
I honestly thought it was love.

And he did too.
So if he is sitting here today,
listening to this, I say,
I thought it was love.
But love was the wrong word our feelings.
I loved you but you loved someone else.
Why were you wasting your time with me,
if you didn't love me? '

And that was the end of the letter,
no thank you,
no I love you.
Not even a Good-bye.

This broke his heart.
He stood up in the middle of everybody
and yelled,
'I thought it was love! '


Comments about I Thought It Was Love by Alyssa Cox

  • Okoye Charles Chukwudi (12/27/2011 3:53:00 PM)


    lol...funny but not funny...its sad in a funny way...i love the arrangement of words and how it reaches its climax in these i thought it was love...nice poem

    you can read and also comment on my poems.....thanks for sharing
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  • (12/27/2011 3:24:00 PM)


    great poem
    i love the last line
    sad n funny at the same time
    keep writing Alyssa
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011



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