Poetry On Odyssey: Say You Love Me
Start writing a post
Relationships

Poetry On Odyssey: Say You Love Me

Whisper it in my ear again and again until your lips crack, split and bleed.

2486
Poetry On Odyssey: Say You Love Me
Roshaé Lowe

I first wrote this poem while I was abroad in Costa Rica. When I read this, I remember the man who inspired it, but like so much of my poetry, it represents more than him now. It represents a time where I needed a man's approval and adoration to feel valid, beautiful, and wanted. It represents a time where I was not my own true love.

I write poetry because it heals, but I also write to mark my emotional and spiritual growth. I have grown from this woman who needed this man, who needed his words to feel worthy. And it feels good.

Say You Love Me

Say you love me

cuz I need constant reminding

hunny, say that you love me

cuz a lot of the time I can’t take the hint

I sprint to conclusions

creating my own illusions

until they take root and have grown to sure certainties.

So say you love me, sweetie

whisper it in my ear again and again until your lips crack, split and bleed

this is what I need to hear

cuz baby maybe if you say it enough

I’ll believe it’s true

cuz baby maybe if you tell me enough

I will learn to love me too

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Ready or not, here come the holidays, friends, and if you're as obsessed with the spirit of the season as I am, you are much more ready than not. Thanks to Hallmark Channel's Monopoly game making it possible to celebrate all year long, you can be ready now, too!

Keep Reading... Show less
Stephanie Tango

The pandemic has been in our world for more than half of 2020 and people are still acting stupid. If anything, they're getting stupider. They think that the virus is gone. It's not. Stop going to frat parties. Stop trying to go places without a mask. I wish things were normal, too. They're not.

Keep Reading... Show less
Kai Parlett

In the summer of 2017, 20 type 1 diabetics completed a 10-week 4,000+ mile bike ride from New York to California. They biked against the advice of doctors, family, and friends. Many were skeptical that people with diabetes could complete such a physically challenging trip without putting themselves in danger due to their disease.

Keep Reading... Show less

That's right, you heard that correctly: Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich called off their engagement after the couple originally announced their engagement in July after beginning to date in March.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

Demi Lovato's Called-Off Engagement Reminds Us Of The Importance Of Taking Our Time In Relationships

While this may be another hardship she sadly has to endure, I know she will find a way to inspire and help others through it.

4070

I am heartbroken.

Keep Reading... Show less

We all love a good ol' sappy Christmas movie and this year, the Hallmark Channel is finally giving us what we want: diversity.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Seasonal Depression Is Real And It Deserves Our Attention

Check in on your friends throughout the winter season, it can be brutal.

98

As we transition seasons and enter the last few months of the year, some are feeling grand about this natural shift. But that doesn't mean everyone is thrilled that the weather is cooling down — it's important to extend your knowledge to the phenomenon that is seasonal depression.

The lack of sunlight during the later seasons of the year, beginning with autumn, triggers a state of depression for about 15% of the population. This results in the lack of serotonin provided by the sun, causing it to be hard for some to do a lot of the things that would normally be deemed simple tasks to do during the earlier times in the year like getting out of bed, showering, going to work/school, etc. A major difference is an intense need for sleep similar to a hibernation effect.

Keep Reading... Show less

September is Suicide Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to raise awareness, further educate yourself, and remember the reality that mental illnesses present. Yet it's critical to understand that suicide awareness is not an annual Instagram hashtag to use and forget. Actively advocating for mental health resources, progress in education, and a broken stigma is an everyday ask — an activity that we can each participate in.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments