Have you ever received a 'love poem' from someone you don't love?

This is the place for readers of poetry. Discuss poetry and literary art. You can also discuss music here, including lyrics. Also, you can discuss poets themselves, in addition to poetry.
Post Reply
User avatar
crediblereading2
Posts: 914
Joined: 19 Jan 2018, 13:32
Currently Reading: Bitroux
Bookshelf Size: 31
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-crediblereading2.html
Latest Review: Boyhood Dream by John Scully

Have you ever received a 'love poem' from someone you don't love?

Post by crediblereading2 » 22 Apr 2018, 21:24

How do you respond to a very loyal and trusted friend, who gives you a poem expressing his or her love for you? You might fear that if you respond negatively, the person may feel so heartbroken and wishes never to be your friend again. What would you say to that person?

User avatar
lbhatters
Posts: 263
Joined: 19 Mar 2018, 03:31
2018 Reading Goal: 120
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 15
Currently Reading: Life is Too Short to Waste and Do Nothing
Bookshelf Size: 47
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-lbhatters.html
Latest Review: Life is to Short to Waste and do Nothing by Gracie Curry Holman
Reading Device: B077WTB2LY

Post by lbhatters » 24 Apr 2018, 06:53

crediblereading2 wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 21:24
How do you respond to a very loyal and trusted friend, who gives you a poem expressing his or her love for you? You might fear that if you respond negatively, the person may feel so heartbroken and wishes never to be your friend again. What would you say to that person?
Wow. Good question.

I would not respond. I have stopped writing or corresponding with that person. You lose the friendship but if they don't respect your rights and feelings when you start to back away to get the idea they were never a real friend.
:techie-studyinggray: Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
-Fransis of Assisi

It's perfectly ok to write garbage, as long as you edit brilliantly.
-C.J. Cherryh

User avatar
christinefayern07
Posts: 1
Joined: 24 Apr 2018, 08:31
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by christinefayern07 » 24 Apr 2018, 08:33

definitely no :(

jvez
Posts: 313
Joined: 08 Apr 2018, 00:15
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 36
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jvez.html
Latest Review: The Providence of Fortune by T. K. Love

Post by jvez » 24 Apr 2018, 16:05

I would be honest and tell the person how I really feel. Regarding the friendship, I think it's a given you two will drift apart. When one already has feelings surpassing friendship, going back to just being friends may not be possible in the first place. Telling him the truth upfront may hurt him, but at least you're giving him more time to move on. Perhaps after he's gotten over you then you can start being friends again.

User avatar
gkgurley
Posts: 114
Joined: 28 Apr 2018, 00:23
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 0
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 69
Favorite Book: The Two Towers
Currently Reading: A Darker Shade of Magic
Bookshelf Size: 83
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-gkgurley.html
Latest Review: Superhighway by Alex Fayman
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG

Post by gkgurley » 10 Jun 2018, 21:25

Oh my gosh, this happened to me in high school with someone a lot. For us, he was too nervous to express his feelings to my face, so once I talked to him about the poems and told him I wasn't interested, we had a good conversation. It's always awkward!

User avatar
simplymica26
Posts: 162
Joined: 10 Mar 2018, 09:32
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 28
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 18
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-simplymica26.html
Latest Review: Devilish by Tricia Barr

Post by simplymica26 » 14 Jun 2018, 02:45

It happened to me and I just responded to him honestly. I treasure you as my friend and I don't want to have a complicated relationship just because I didn't love you the way you love me. To have an honest conversation amd respect will save you both.

User avatar
Prettyfavour
Posts: 1
Joined: 01 Jul 2018, 09:37
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Prettyfavour » 01 Jul 2018, 09:48

Will accept the letter with a friendly smile and tell you thank you...then maybe later on while we are having a friendly discussion or conversation,will tell you I don't like love letters in a friendly manner and he should understand me well not to send any again

User avatar
TaaraLynn
Posts: 221
Joined: 01 Nov 2017, 08:05
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 16
Currently Reading: To Selena, With Love
Bookshelf Size: 113
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-taaralynn.html
Latest Review: Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles

Post by TaaraLynn » 11 Jul 2018, 15:13

gkgurley wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 21:25
Oh my gosh, this happened to me in high school with someone a lot. For us, he was too nervous to express his feelings to my face, so once I talked to him about the poems and told him I wasn't interested, we had a good conversation. It's always awkward!
This happened to me, even though we were much younger. We weren't close and after that I steered clear of him, because he thought I would like him at some point. :?
"Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren't so different. We saw the same sunset." - Ponyboy Curtis, The Outsiders

Ichrak sd
Posts: 10
Joined: 28 Jul 2018, 00:35
Currently Reading: Adrift
Bookshelf Size: 9

Post by Ichrak sd » 02 Aug 2018, 08:11

i have received a love poem when i was too young from my classmate ,i was in love with him too but i couldn't tell him because his sister hated me,it was awful :shifty:

User avatar
Edelicious
Posts: 1
Joined: 03 Aug 2018, 06:21
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Edelicious » 03 Aug 2018, 09:19

When it happened to me, it was very awkward. But when i learned of his adoration for me, strangely I began to notice his existence.

I was flattered but insists that we are better off as friends and I do appreciate his effort of making a love letter for me.

And of course, we haven't seen each other since. :lol2:

User avatar
Raya raymond
Posts: 273
Joined: 09 Jul 2017, 05:48
Currently Reading: One for the Road
Bookshelf Size: 65
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-raya-raymond.html
Latest Review: Triumph Over Tears by Nava Chernoff

Post by Raya raymond » 19 Aug 2018, 08:35

I've not received such a poem. If I have I forgot about it.

User avatar
kaymontacell
Posts: 79
Joined: 16 Jul 2018, 10:21
Currently Reading: Apollo's Raven
Bookshelf Size: 12
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kaymontacell.html
Latest Review: Superhighway by Alex Fayman

Post by kaymontacell » 20 Aug 2018, 08:50

I honestly would confront that person as soon as possible about it and make my intentions and feelings clear. I had this before, and while we didn't have the same friendship after that, I think it was best for both of us. I made sure he didn't feel lead on by me.
"No way but forward!"

User avatar
Bronie
Posts: 12
Joined: 05 Feb 2018, 09:32
2018 Reading Goal: 50
Currently Reading: Adrift
Bookshelf Size: 12
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-bronie.html
Latest Review: A Bloody Book by Chris Bowen

Post by Bronie » 20 Aug 2018, 09:09

You know what's funny, I actually can't nswer tht question becuse it's happening to my friend. And at the moment we're both a little confused at the situation. It's another thing to send a text, but a poem..

SMwathi
Posts: 58
Joined: 28 Jun 2018, 18:12
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 3
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-smwathi.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by SMwathi » 23 Aug 2018, 09:33

I have never received one. I wish to get one and feel how other people do feel and respond.

Post Reply

Return to “Poetry & Music”