Not a Romantic

Leaving little Post-Its’ like
I Love You” and “Smile for me
just didn’t do it.
Perhaps your mind was elsewhere,
I guess I’m not a romantic.

With the little change I had,
I’d buy flowers or a stuffed animal.
I loved watching how you reacted!
Now they just wither away or gather dust.
I guess I’m not a romantic.

Planning a special dinner or a night in,
you never noticed the effort and love put in it.
I wish I had the nerve to not stay silent.
Caring for you was all that mattered.
I guess I’m not a romantic.

It’s been 6 years, 2 months, and 18 days
since we went our own way.
It’s funny, I still remember our argument.
You never put in any effort!”
Sadly, you never saw I was your romantic.

16 Comments on “Not a Romantic

  1. Alas, so many of us gals are brought up, by fiction and whatnot, on useless ideals of what love is about… in my advancing age (haha), I’ve come to believe that true romance (or its better replacement, true love) might be something deeper, involving mutual trust, respect, reliability, laughs…

    Lovely poem 💕

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