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 for “Not a Romantic

  1. Lia
    November 29, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    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 💕

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 29, 2019 at 1:50 pm

      😁 Is it bad that I totally forgot that I wrote this? 😅😅😅

      Liked by 1 person

      • Lia
        November 29, 2019 at 2:14 pm

        Um, no, because that would make it bad that I too forget most of what I write, the minute I write the next thing? 😁😅

        Liked by 1 person

      • November 29, 2019 at 2:21 pm

        I think you and I are going to get along just fine then 😂

        Liked by 1 person

      • Lia
        November 29, 2019 at 2:29 pm

        Perrfick. 👌🙌😆

        Liked by 1 person

  2. November 24, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Heart-touching! But seriously, what a loss.
    The last line “Sadly, you never saw I was your romantic.” is epic 💕.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 24, 2019 at 1:40 pm

      It took 8 rewrites on the one line. Thank you for making it worth it

      Liked by 1 person

      • November 24, 2019 at 1:43 pm

        I can see why, it came out excellent. It was my pleasure 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. November 24, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Beautifully whimsical 🖤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. November 24, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Sometimes people want to be blind to things.. their loss 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. November 24, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Great post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. November 24, 2019 at 9:24 am

    this is wonderful

    Liked by 2 people

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