The Little White Lie Called "Love"

By Quietus




How can we love
When love itself is a lie?

“Do you even have a heart?”

Yes, I do
And it lays inside of my chest
Pumping blood
Not this myth we call

So cynical, I suppose
But why should I let myself fall
For lies and cliché?

Love is just a little white lie
We tell ourselves
Because we are afraid
Of being alone…






Unauthorized Copying Is Prohibited. Ask the author first.
Copyright 2011 Quietus
Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

Not the best of my work but anyway...This might create some kind of controversy, so I just want everyone to know that: I am not against love...I know a lot of people can be in love and be happy, but these are just my feelings :)
Log In or Join (free) to see the special features here.

Comments on "The Little White Lie Called "Love""

Log in to post comments.
  • elisa On Wednesday, June 22, 2011, elisa (1642)By person wrote:

    whenever i hear someone say love is a myth, i can't help but wonder if they think their mother cared for them out of pity. i believe 'love' is a morphing instinct.. it can easily be mistaken for hate.

  • Quietus On Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Quietus (83)By person wrote:

    I agree, Love is an instinct for some people. I mean, love can come so easily to few lucky people but for others, it's a hard feeling or instinct to adjust to. Us Humans are falling so far from instinct, though. You know how many mothers kill their children now a days? It makes me sick :C But thank you for sharing your opinion :)

  • elisa On Wednesday, June 22, 2011, elisa (1642)By person wrote:

    even a serial killer will tell you killing is a form of love. whereas apathy is nothing more than inverted love. prolly why narcissist tend to be an emotional drain. :)

Contribution Level

Poets Bookmarking This Work
Quietus's Favorite Works
Share/Save This Post

Join DarkPoetry Join to get a profile like this for yourself. It's quick and free.

How to Criticize Without Causing Offense
© 1998-2019 DarkPoetry LLC
[Join (free)]    [More Poetry]    [Get Help]    [Our Poets]    [Read Poems]    [Terms & Privacy]