"Would You Still Love Me?"


  • MalikPeterson

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Well...would you?

"Would You Still Love Me?"

Would You Still Love Me?

Would you still love me if I told all of your secrets...
and exposed your pain...
embarrassed you in public...
and left you known insane?

Would you still love me if I...
brought into question your moral fiber...
depleted your diet...leaving you deficient of more than fiber...
put into your stomach nothing but fire...
and told all of your friends...you were an insufferable liar?

Would you still love me If I abused and bruised you...
made you choose me...and your family lose you?

Would you still love me if I...
didn't respect you...
made you look like a fool...
and others detest you?

Would you still love me if I broke you down...
used to make you feel like a princess...
now I revoke your crown?

Would you still love me if I...
controlled all of your thoughts and actions...
had you living in the gutter...
something you never thought would happen?

Would you still love me if I...
told you to kill yourself...
and you were sure of nothing else
that I would help?

Would you still love me if I would make you cry...
then take you high...
then make you think of substances that would...
make you die?

Would you still love me if I would never let you rest...
and turned off the lights in your head and your chest?

No...but I'll still send my love...
after that I know you won't accept...
so send my compliments to the chefs...
who keep cooking up that which you love to inject.

If it isn't the heroin then...
it's probably meth.
This thing by any name is...

obviously death.

I'm sure when the casket drops...
you'll give it a rest...
but in the meantime...
you still love it.

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Springsize commented on "Would You Still Love Me?"


This is a hard poem, and you do write well, here, and elsewhere, I've seen that. The subject matter is still a bit taboo, but people are beginning to understand that drug addiction is similar to other diseases, even alcoholism, in that there is a chemical imbalance, like depression or hypoglycemia... You do pinpoint the total negative of Street drugs, and it's real and actually a lot more harsh, if one could listen to a few stories from the long-term addicts about their scabby-pits. But you did a good portrayal without going into X land...I like also, that you were able to easily slip into the "cloak" of the addict situation, without having to have actually been an addict.



Thank you so much spring for your in depth comment. I am glad you took the time to stop by and read some of my work...and to comment. I appreciate your time immensely :)

mdpoetgirl commented on "Would You Still Love Me?"


Dude, this is AWESOME!!! I know someone who fits this so well... too often women fall prey to this type of situation where they fall in love with the wrong man who gradually treats them like hell, but they're too caught up to break free. My God, all women need to read this! It's a real eye-opener and wake-up call. Maybe they'd see themselves in this piece. I'm feeling this. Make sure you spread this one around, because somebody out there needs to read it! Excellent!



Well I do hope this piece touches some hearts and opens some eyes...and makes some people see the dangers of a bad relationship or an addiction. I am glad you thought so highly of it and I appreciate you coming by and hanging out with me here on my page :) The door is always open :)

Maleficent commented on "Would You Still Love Me?"


so powerful and painful... and to answer... yes, you always love them... but there comes a time to let them go until they can come back as themselves and not a drug/alcohol-fueled pain-ball... write on! ;)



pain=ball? lol That is a new one for me. I thank you for dropping by and checking this piece out...and for feeling the power without me deeming it mandatory lol. Thank you so much :)

jaggededge commented on "Would You Still Love Me?"


wow that captured me into really getting into this poem its so real and written great this poem lays out truth so people can see it i loved it good job



Thank you much. I am glad you loved it and also glad you came to read. You are always welcome here...don't be a stranger lol :)

viejay04 commented on "Would You Still Love Me?"


What a great poem!!! I really enjoyed this one! Keep on writing! =) viejay04



thank you so much viejay. I really appreciate that :)

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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"Survivor Series" 9
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"On Pleasure I Land" 25
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"Would You Still Love Me?" 32
"Yesterday's Future Present" 18
"She's Deeply In Love" 26
"Voices" 10
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"Torn" 31
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"Victim" 18
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"Esteemed Colleague" 9
"Fly-By-Night Lights" 6
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