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Kelly Shea May 2018
I'm sick of it all
the typical modern day “love”
just built to fail
like we know what happens next
  May 2018 Kelly Shea
abby
We are the ones who are hard to understand
We'll be the last ones in the movie theatre
because the ending scene made us cry
We'll stop to smell the roses
because they deserve to be appreciated
We are the ones who will take the time
to get to know what keeps you up at night
We are the ones who will imagine
an entire future of adventures
with the people who show us love

We are the ones who will love you more
than we love ourselves sometimes
We will give you our strongest parts
in hopes that we can make things better
We desire to see you become the best you
to make sure that you always feel our love
We crave affection and appreciation
We give a piece of ourselves away every day
sometimes to people who don't deserve it
Our love is easy to take advantage of
and sometimes we don't get back
the love that we give away

When we hurt, we crumble and fall apart
We constantly have to put ourselves back together
We are more fragile than we like to give off
We carry our emotions on our sleeves
Our flaws have the ability to consume us
We aren't afraid to give you the world
but we are afraid to feel unloved
We want you to see what we see
We want you to understand where we're coming from

We are good people with good intentions
We are stronger than we look like
Not everyone can feel the way we feel
We feel too much, too often
We are not hard to love
We are something not everyone knows how to love
But you need to remember that
your worth does not change just because
no one is there to appreciate you, to remind you

You are not any less lovable
You are the most lovable person in the world
You are a light that the world needs
Your kindness is not your weakness
You do not need to change for anyone's acceptance
You do not need to stop giving love
just because you don't get any back
Your heart is the best thing about you

And one day when you least expect it
someone will notice you from across the room
and know exactly how to love you
They will think all of these things are beautiful
They will deserve the love you can give
They will fill the empty space in your heart
But for now, don't stop feeling
We are the ones who feel everything so deeply
We are the ones who can't give up because
We are the ones who will teach the world
how to love
We are exactly who we are supposed to be
Kelly Shea May 2018
I know this isn’t just a crush. I haven’t known you for long but when we look at each other there’s something burning inside of me that I’ve never felt before. The connection is deep and it’s destroying me with every accidental touch. You have changed my distinction on love. You have changed every thought I’ve ever had about my past relationships. You have shown me everything I want but you can’t give me everything I need. I do believe that one day, this space created between us will end. But for now, I haven’t gone a second without thinking about the sound of your voice saying my name as you pull me in for one more kiss.
Kelly Shea May 2018
we can’t focus on ourselves
because we’re too focused on
love
heartbreak
& fantasies

we can’t build our own hearts
without it still breaking over
someone
or something

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