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Seen through the eyes of a man who's discovered his love, yet only to find it is too late. He still loves, yet he can no longer have his lover. Therefore now that he is no more the fool by recognizing his devotion, he is left to love without receiving it in return.

Entrapment

Hopelessly bound
unfettered
by the chains of love's grip
- greatest gift,
fate's cruelest curse.

Wherefore do I weep
at knowing the joy,
the warmth,
at feeling the peace,
the fire.

Wherefore do I weep
unable to complete ,
to be,
unknown the kiss,
the flames.

Wherefore do I weep
at loving not living
seeing not touching
breathing not sharing
holding not loving?

All,
because I, The Fool,
am no more?
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150 Visitor Comments

benhur
Actual love is an experience, in the burning pain of being lost, the flames of love will flitter.
karen
I liked it. It fit my mood.
Lisa
I liked the poem! It was very well written and it described the way i have felt before! You should never give up at writting poetry. you are great. p. s. Smile!
John
Dang that was deep
Stephanie
I feel the pain that was express in this poem.
Heather
it good
preeti
dat wz amazin ya. indeed! vry touchin
bOngbONg
my girlfriend leave me on my own for always 4 months without no reason but i still love her and waiting for her to comeback =( this poem touche me
Penny
What a sad poem by a man who seems too nice for this horrible world.
nurul
i like this. that seems like my story
Linda
This poem sure did hit my heart, said a lot of things that I have been thru. Excellent poem!
Andrew-Face
Your poem, short as it is, overflows with touching sounds. I read it more than four times, trying to touch all the corners, but at the end I realised that this poem is unique and can mean a lot of things. poetry at it's best. the kind of poem that push you to think. and imagine. I like it.
jessica
because I lost the love of my life, So I can relate to this poem.
JONICA
WHAT IT DO?THIS YO GIRL TWEETY AND I REALLY FEEL THIS POEM AND I KNO HOW IT FEELS TO LOVE SOMEONE AND THAT PERSON DON'T LOVE YOU BACK/ALL THE TIME U THOUGHT U WAS BEING LOVED THAT PERSON WUZ BUSY LOVIN THEIRSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE
Meranda
I really like this poem it reminds be of how I felt which at the same time brings back really good fun memories and I can understand how you would come up with this I really love it to the point that I might have to have one of my friends read this since she is also going through the same thing that she feels like well thank you for posting this I really appericate it thank you again keep writting maybe one day you can make a book
tiffany
i liked this poem. alot. it really touched me. Why? b-cus 2day i found out that some one i luved was cheating on me. i felt like crap. thank you.
Susan
The absolute heartache and feelings of emptiness this poem brings to my heart are more than I can bear. My love is lost to me and I will cry forever.
JOCELYN
i love this poem it was really touching because its of my relationship of 4 months and im still not over i. it reminds me of wat i would of told him if i was ble to talk to him back then.
stephanie
this poem waz really good and touching
mercy
Beautiful yet sad. If I were a judge I'd give you top marks for this.
Anne
Rings very true. I liked it
Jessica
Your poem was so very true and touching to me. Because, I have went though the same similar things and that really brought tears to my eyes when I read it. Because, of the simple fact that when things like that happen you really get a insit on how love can make you feel.
kat
this is just the way i feel because i realized whom my soulmate was but years after i tore him apart. he moved on and i have now but knowin that i made the mistake i am reminded every day when i wake up so cold and alone!
nickey
wowdt was really deep. ur a real great poet. i lked dis alot cuz it sort of remins me of mai feelins. how lke i wanna scream mai hed off or burst into tears. so lke yah. gr8 poem.
violet
I REALLY LIKED THE SENSE OF LOVE AND HE MADE ME REALLY FEEL HOW HE IS FEELING ABOUYTLOSING SOMEBODY AND NOT GETTING THEM BACK. EVERYONCE IN A WHILE I THINK IF PEOPLE READ THIS THEY WILL UNDERSTAND THE TRUE MEANING OF THIS POEM WROTE BY CHRISTOPHER
nessa
this is such a ice poem. i love it. it makes me think about me ex
Jaz
That was the best poem I've ever read! It reminds me of someone who i love but doesn't know or cares.
Felicia
Superb poem. It captured me, I truly feel that Christopher understands the frustration, and longing for unrequited love. I can't wait to read more of Christopher's work.
Farentino
I like it alot!
Merlisha
This poem is short, simple and sweet and the reader or i should say my self did not have to go into a thinking mode to know what the writer was saying. In the end of it all I like this poem very much.
Shannon
Beautiful poem- I know how it feels. but I have not lost faith in love.
SYLVIA
The Poem was WOW. Sometimes how we feel is not appreciated and this poem describes the feeling one is left with after rejection. I am especially touched by the post of ANONYMOUS who said he/she is only 15 years old. I am a mom to twin boys. Get assured that I care.
estefani
This poem is very well written. It is so good a touching that it feels like the person who wrote it was describing an experienced emotion. I give it 5 stars
Emma
Absolutely marvellous!
taylee
I love this poem. It really touches me.
Fernando
i find myself thinking of the love i use 2 have and how much i was being adored. now i find myself alone with regrets. the person i love the most. doesnt love me back and has moved on. this poem said it all
anand
It made me remember my past. even though it was painful experience, i thank you for making me feel that never ends
anonymous
My boyfeind of almost 3 years recently died, this poem could alomost sum up the pain I feel every moment
maria
i know what it is like to want something and yet be afriad to experience it. but you cant say you have lived unless you joined the fight of life and love
samantha
this is the best poem i ever heard.
carlos
this is a very deep poem i love it adn i know how u feel
Lakishi
I loved it man, that's what I am going through right now, thanks for the words.
DAWNA
VERY TOUCHING POEM, I CAN FEEL THE EMOTION POURING OUT!
TIFFANY
THIS POEM IS KOOL ITS JUST LIKE MY LOVE LIFE
dail
i just broke up wiv my girl friend and it remineded me of her
anil
duality of thoughts is deep, may be too eloquent, but meaningful nevertheless
Robert
The poem was touching to me. It was very heart felt in knowing it happens to other people. Great poem
Ashley
i love the poem it touched me REALLY DEEPLY KEEP IT UP HOPE U FIND YOUR TRUE LOVE!
Brendan
This is exactly what happened to me. I oft wonder what it would be like had i acted sooner. Now I will never know.
sandra
I like your poem and what you say i do believe its true, about love and its hard and i know it.
Kelsey
I really like this poem it make me think of when you break up wid somebody and how you feel after breaking up wid them and you never know how you feel until you express your feelings.
whintey
I likee this poem it has a real deep thinking it shows how u feel.
Juanita
This pome is great and it lets me think about my first love thank you for sharing
crystal
i really like this poem.
yamaliz
that was a very nice poem i give u props
alyssa
beautiful,it really made me think about love this poet is utterly amazing
Satish
I loved this poem not because it reminds me of a conversation I had with my lost love who said she was in love with me and stop sharing with and caring about me after our two years long intimacy. I still dont know whether it was a dream or a nightmare. Anyway. I loved this poem to every extent as it keep my soulmate in my mind.
chas
i felt your pain loved the poem! being a women and feeling the pain that came from the opposite sex goes two show we both hurt and have been on both sides of the track,thanks u have inspired me to write more
Kat
that poem made me wanna cry. and that never happens. Its really good. a++++ lol
lanae
I really like this poem it captures how I feel about a certain somone Ilove but doesn't love me back thanks alot
jessica
this touched me. it reminds me of a breakup from 3 months ago that i still am not over. my friend and i decided to take it further. i wanted something he didn't. i lost that friend because of my stupidity. now i admit my feelings for him and he can't return them. the last stanza made me think of what i tried to tell him. keep it up. :) kaidemonback17
GLO
It's just so real. I really think it hits the spot that people who have loved and not been able to tell that love feel.
brenda
this is awesome!
Brandi
i really liked this poem it shows the kind of situations everyone deals with and you could tell the author was expressing very sad feelings
kiwi
i loved this poem
Sarah
Great poem. I know the feeling well.
Anonymous
This is the best poem I have read. It makes me feel better about my hell of a life. I am close to death. I not once had a friend or a love. Lonely life of hell. I am only 15. I cant stand being alone. I dont want to die alone.
samantha
this poem is very very nice and it describes what i feel in a sort of way!
sasha
I think that poem totally descripes me!
REBECCA
I REALLY LOVE YOUR POEM U SHOULD WRITE SOME MORE I WISH MY BF COULD WRITE THIS GOOD
brittany
i loved it
angel
this was the most beautiful statement i have seen in a while.
Bree
great job! i understand EXACTLY how you feel
Kayla
I think this is a wounderful peice of work. keep up the great work this is quite impressive
angel
well it explans my whole life so keep writeing your good not good great at what u do so keep doing what your doing u may help more people in their love life then u think
JAZMINE
This Poem was really touching and I liked it a lot
tiffany
i liked your poem it touched me in a certain way nothing else could. you should think about being proffesianal!
Bryan
Christopher, Your poem was great it really touched me, I have lost at that game of love one to many times, stay strong. P. s I am using your poem in my english 2 class in highschool
Jandeltha
THAT WAS DEEP!
sara
this poem has touched me in a way that i can't explain,this poem is so true its scary! i loved it
Saree
I sincerely love this poem in can relate!
paul
Your poem moved my heart & soul so much. It is sad,it illustrates rhe sadness of broken and unrequited love. I can I. D. with this poem. Thank you.
Reggie
Great poem. To me it tells how people who have lot a love feels. If you have not loved and lost then he tells fully how you feel.
JC
i don't know. but it was exactly what i am felling now. thanks and keep up the good work! ;)
Yvette
I like this poem alot, because you can feel the sadness that he felt. Most can relate to what the poem means.
Annie
It's heartwarming!
Annie
The poem was very inspiring. It made me reminisce my first love. And i realized that i lose not by loving but from holding back. Many thanks. Keep it up!:)
Bobbi
Wow. This poem, it really is inspiring. I had to read it at least 3 times to take it in. That's a generous compliment by the way! Superb!
jennifer
i love this poem, its so real when that real one dose not even know u r a live
zsa
loved it!
Katrina
i loved this poem because it reminded me of a conversation i had with and old friend who said he was in love with me and i told him it was to late he waited to long i couldn't hold on forever. i stil feel bad and wonder what if?
C.J.
A truly heart felt piece.
Khatira
it iz really good coz i tells u even if ur beloved person loves some1 else if u truely love her u'll love her forevr!
Renee
I really enjoyed that. It made me think of my current situatuion.
Ahkam
this is a very beautiful. very melodious poem. i love it!
Joyce
It's a very nice poem. Conveys deep emotions and talks of love with poignant memories. Makes one thinks\ of her past.
Danny
I wanna just say that be happy with what you have, and don't expect more, cuz things will just get worse if u do.
Laura
Beautiful. As someone who knows what it's like to think in the point of view in this, I can honestly say that it touches me. *smiles. * Keep up the good work!
kimmy
that was very touching and deep i loved it
ricky
dude this poem hit right where it hurt cuz i know wat u been thru it happend to me a couple years ago i lost he one i dearly cared for all because i was afraid to ask . keep up the good work.
Ellie
wow.
kirsty-jayne
it is a very good poem and showed you feelings
Angel baby
I left my fiance of three years only to find 3 months later that he was all i ever wanted! I feel u have taken my feelings and captured them completely!
STACEY
THAT WAS DEEP
Gabi
this poem is great! it has so much emotion! keep up the great work! i hope to read more heartbreak poetry from you!
Virgie
Great work Christopher!
storm
i love it. it reminds me of my curent boyfriend you should really keep writeing
Monique
That was about person getting trap into love by his or gurl or boyfriend that poem is great a million stars keep ,me updated on great love poems. THANKs ALOT
Denise
This poem is very nice I love it
Jess
i love the poem i feel the same way about a guy.
maureen
WELL, THERE IS NOT A VOTE COUNT, BUT IF THERE WAS A CHOICE BETWEEN 1 AND 10, HE WOULD DEFINITELY GET A 10. I KNOW HOW IT IS TO LOVE-GIVE MY HEART TO SOMEONE WHO WILL NOT DO THE SAME BACK. I ADMIRE YOU. MR. POET--NOT MANY MEN CAN PUT THOUGHTS INTO WORDS AS YOU HAVE. WONDERFUL. THANKS
Krystal
it was a good poem
T
your poem is truly beautiful. it encompasses the human nature of the soul never being satisfied with what it has found only to realize later that fate and true love occur so rarely.
shiree
Its from the heart and nottins more touching than that.
kayla
i loved your poem. it reminds me of my self. i feel in love then left to love with out any in return.
Ashley
This poem speaks to me, but not with words through mouths. through the speakers of my mind. I felt amplified as I read your poem, Chris, because, from writer to writer, I have wrote coutless others just like it about the same painful subject. I wish you luck on the long healing process, I am not there yet, but I hope you are.
tierra
your poem really showed what i was felling. it really opened up my heart to see that love can relly heart. i want to thank you for writing this. it really helped my depression and heart ache. i too loved someone and it hurted. thanks.
Sonya
It was a really great poem and it really touched me.
katie
Chris ur poem is lush,i luv it!1
Denis
I Loved this poem! It was a voice out of my oun heart. Thank You!
Annie
Absolutely how I feel. I wish people who you love could be kinder.
Ellen
You did well
CeCe
This poem is so what I'm feeling. I loved a man with all my heart and would have done anything for him. And in the end I just ended up getting hurt
mandi
I love ur poem it is very beautiful. It really touched me!
nita
i loved your poem it's great.
Kathi
Well written, and straight from the heart. what a great poet he is.
Rafia
A very nice poem!
Chery
Passion is power, and you truly show the passion which radiate in your soul. My the love that you feel be your anchor.
Wayne
The truth behind this poem is astonishing. Like many, i've made the biggest mistake of letting what felt like Real Love go. It's always so difficult thinking back about how i left the most amazing girl for another, thinking that it was a good decision, turned out to be the biggest mistake of my life. Now that i've realized this, it's too late, can't love her like i wanna.
daveybugeja
I am gutted and I am a writer.but now my hand does not dance upon the page as it once did. I do not bleed ink. Christopher, your poem became my voice. I am so incredibly sad.
Paula
someone once loved me,true to say i never thought that anyone could.i loved this man greatly not the big things but the little things he did. i pushed him away,so he would come running back and that would prove that he loved me and i would feel secure again. one day i pushed him again.he never came back. i know true love lasts forever at first i felt it was unrequited otherwise he would of came back, but there is only so far you can go isn't there.i know love and the joy that goes with it.unfortunately i know the pain too. amazing poem you can tell the poet was in my situation.
Nicole
That's what he did to me, it hurts to be taken for granted. Yet it hurts even more to know that he may feel it too, Like your poem says.
Sarah
Thats beautiful! It describes how i feel perfectly.
Jennabean
this one is great..i just lost the love of my life and this poem means so much to me
Barby
I thought this poem was fasinating. It explains all the feelings I've had. and it's not every day you can relate to a poem like I did to this one. all I can say is you are an awsome writer and thank you for allowing us to read your work.
Elizabeth
I think this is a really great poem its so true! hes got alot of talant :)
Windy
I'm not one to cry, but.... this one did it. Too late, sometimes that is the only thing that can make us face what we have done. This poem is absolutely beautiful. Thank you, Chris.
Courtney
i thought that poem was very good. i think he has talent. i could feel what he was talking about.
Bryan
man. that poem was rite on. this man nos what he's talkin bout. i'm feelin it all the way
Brian
I'm living the moment your poetry describes. I see no end in the same way. this is an infinite love I have for this person, yet we can never be. I find solace in knowing that I'm not the only one that would make this sacrifice of the heart in the name of the truest Love I'll ever know. Thank you. I shall be posting the words born of of that experience. words that were inspired by her. Thank you!
LoneStar
How true it is to love someone only to find the love is not shared or circumstances in life cannot permit it. The feelings of these lines are shared my many.
dianne
very moving, very beautiful, very sad
Emily
I really enjoyed this poem.
Alexis
I understood everything and related to everything.good write
Christopher
Fantastic ! Well Written. I'm impressed. You took what's in MY head and put it into words and I thank you for letting me read and enjoy it.
Garik
I understand this poem in great detail--It has been the way i feel for quite a while now. Great job Chris
kevin
this poem explains exactly how i feel
Jackalou
In one word...WOW!!...I was truly captivated by this amazing poem! The words flow with such ease. I'm breath-taken...WOW...What a beauty.
Karen
very sad, as i know this too! we are all fools when it comes to love.
jamie
i thought this poem was so meaningful and heartfelt

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