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Prologue:

This poem is about the clashing of a crucial aspect of oneself: self-acceptance. Often overlooked, this process can often look negative or pessimistic, but it is an aspect that many people experience at least once in their lifetimes. 

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No Reason

You say I’m quiet 

You say I’m far

You say I withdrew from what we once cherished 

I don’t blame you 

Not a word I’d disregard, 

Love isn’t my cup of tea

But neither is patience for you

I’m trying my hardest to be there

With little knowledge of what’s meant to be

With no reason, I somehow love you as much as I love me, maybe even a little more

But you want it all 

Sorry darling, that’s a bit expensive 

You say you want to leave

You make me think I want to run away

You make me believe the lie

I believed it, I don’t regret it

It taught me how to love better

Taught me the value of another 

But why so harsh? Tore a wound in me,

A wound that hurts and leaves me sleepless,

I hear you, but ouch, I’m bleeding tears

I’m trying my hardest to be there,

With little knowledge of what’s meant to be

With no reason, I somehow love you as much as I love me, maybe even a little more

But you want it all, 

Sorry darling, that’s a bit expensive

The price one pays for the well-being of a relationship, 

Is the price one would pay to risk being in love,

But I love you while risking it all, 

Actions speak louder than words they say

Perhaps my actions meant nothing so far,

I tried to save me at the cost of your pain

My ignorance, tore you down

We both bleeding tears, just different reasons

We are trying our hardest, I know

With little knowledge of what’s meant to be

With no reason, we love each other as much as we love ourselves, 

But we need more than that, 

Love each other enough for two,

Stop dividing the love and multiply instead 

What’s meant to be will unfold on its own,

The steady flow of our love, may it teach each other to keep going, keep seeing, keep feeling our warmth,

You, I need, I, you need

Nila Nesakulasingam

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