The Feeling Called Love

What Is Love?

It wasn’t love
It was a perfect illusion
Meant to keep me tied up to him
To make me stay with him forever
He gave me all the shiny things
Anything and everything I might have needed

He built me a huge castle,
Magnificent with lack of warmth
Complete with tall walls and moat around it
To keep me away from everything
Because he wanted to “protect” me
From this cruel world.

But the only thing making this world cruel
Was him

He said
he’ll turn the world upside down
He said
All I had to do was listen to his commands
He said
I’ll never have to ask for anything again
Because he’ll look after me

In the process of looking after me
He clipped my wings
Because I wasn’t sensible enough
To use them “wisely”
He took away my light
Because the castle was well lit already
And my contribution wasn’t needed
He chipped pieces off me
Because he wanted to make me an ideal person
An ideal lover for him.

It took me losing myself almost completely
To realise that love is not supposed to hurt you
It isn’t supposed to crush your soul
It isn’t supposed to control you.

Love is meant to
take you to a beautiful place
To help you fly
To help you be yourself
To set you free


Photo by Nathan Dumlao

By Specscladeyes

Specscladeyes is a blogger and photographer. She firmly believes in equality and love for all. She likes to talk, a lot!

2 replies on “What Is Love?”

HI and Merry Christmas! So good to hear from you again. This was written beautifully, even though its sad! But the ending is so true! Yes, love is meant to take you to a beautiful place, never settle for less!


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