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  • Relationship Advice Is this love? (warning long)?

    I am 24 years old and in the first relationship of my life with someone I feel like I might be in love with. I will admit, things started off unhealthy, when it began, I became completely absorbed in the relationship, my emotions were consuming me, and I might have been more in love with the idea of being in love than with him.

    I won't go into details about this, but there are some very strange parts of our relationship that I won't share for my boyfriend's sake, only to say that he suffers from sociopathic tendencies. That's not to say he goes around murdering people, but he just doesn't feel emotions the same way as you or I do. And I never would have thought that I could fall in love with someone so cold, but I did.

    Short story, I am leaving for the Air Force on August 20th, which makes this relationship hard to be in in the first place. But when we met, he was so inspiring, he told me he would wait for me, I decided to take a chance on a stranger.

    Our time together has been a roller coaster, we talk for hours, and I am so happy, we live far apart so meeting is hard, but we talk online and on the phone, we've shared our lives with each other. After only a month, I felt so connected to him, I was beginning to think that I could marry him one day, I was even reconsidering my Air Force career.

    The low points were hard, it got lonely when he wasn't around to talk to, and his emotionless attitude about things wore me down every day. He would show me that he cared one way, and how little he cared in another.

    After awhile, it just got to be too much, I cried and pleaded with him to open up, to fight and show me that he cared with more than just a few simple words. When he couldn't, I was devastated, my heart fell apart, and I became completely numb. The next day, I sat him down to say goodbye to him, and he apologized to me, in a way that I have never seen in him before. He started to fight for me with a passion that I know was very painful for him.

    So we are going to try again, taking it slower, he still makes me happy, but the overwhelming passion and desire I had to see him is gone. I still think about him when I wake up, and lie down, I still message him throughout the day, but this panic that I have about leaving him is gone... and I don't know if that's good or bad.

    I still want to believe that our relationship will work out, but am I mistaking the happiness he gives me for love? We have so many obstacles and problems in our relationship and it's only been a month. What will it be like when I'm in the air force?

    My heart says to give a try, but my emotions have been going crazy since I met him, and I don't know if I can trust them.

    I know I haven't really given any reasons why I am in love with him, those are personal, suffice to say that it is because of who my boyfriend is as a person.

    I'm just worried that his problems are going to create a passionless relationship, or at least one that is too low for me. He tells me that the best relationships are the ones expressed in moderation, that often people just burn out the passion in their relationship, and to some degree I agree, that people can become accustomed to a passionate relationship, and if that dies out there's nothing left, but I also feel like it's a way of expressing your love.

    Should I continue down this path? I want to give this another try but I'm scared, he almost broke my heart beyond repair, and that is only one month in. Even though he apologized, damage has been done, I don't feel emotions the same way I used to, I have become somewhat numb.

    In two months I have to leave, should I risk losing control of myself again for a relationship that stands almost no chance of working out?

    Thank you all for reading this, all answers mean a lot to me

  • Who would like to hear my new poem?

    I know some people liked my poems so I thought I would post another one that I wrote recently

    What is this rose without you,

    If not cruelty and shame?

    What pains in my heart I must go through

    In the whispers that scream out your name

    If I let go now you will be gone

    The pedals will burry and die.

    If I let go now it will be done

    Without ever saying goodbye.

    So I stand here now to give you my blessing,

    Despite all my tears and my pain.

    Because whenever life had me guessing

    You were always my sun in the rain.

    Goodbye my friend I love you so dearly

    I'll miss you with all of my heart.

    Though tears stop me now from seeing it clearly

    I know that we'll meet when I part

    3 AnswersPoetry8 years ago
  • Thoughts on Sad Poem?

    It is a re post, I know this is shocking but I only got one answer for my last post

    Star it if you like it please :), let me know what you think, criticism positive or negative doesn't bother me

    As per the last poster's answer, I have made a few changes

    Seasons pass from hot to cold

    The bitter wind calls out your name

    And days grow bleak and long and old

    This lonely house is not the same

    The window sobs as raindrops fall

    In silent taps against the glass

    The darkened grey, consuming all

    When will the rain begin to pass?

    I sit alone, in darkness lay

    Without your warmth and loving smile

    A thousand deaths I'd die each day

    If just to hold you for awhile

    Reaching forward, path unknown

    I grasp at straws too thin to pry

    And though my love for you has grown

    My heart has withered, left to die

    3 AnswersPoetry8 years ago
  • New Poem What do You Think?

    I love to share, and so please let me know what you think of my newest poem, a bit on the melancholy side, but very touching to me and I hope to you too.

    Please star it if you like it, any and all criticism is greatly appreciated, even negative

    The seasons pass from hot to cold

    The bitter wind calls out your name

    The days grow bleak and long and old

    This lonely house is not the same

    The window sobs as raindrops fall

    In silent taps against the glass

    The darkened grey, consuming all

    When will the rain begin to pass?

    I sit alone, in darkness lay

    Without your warmth and loving smile

    A thousand deaths I'd die each day

    If just to hold you for awhile

    Reaching forward, path unknown

    I grasp at straws too thin to pry

    And though my love for you has grown

    My heart has withered, left to die

    1 AnswerPoetry8 years ago
  • Literary devices help me with my poem please?

    ok so awhile back I saw a question that asked for help writing a poem with assonance, consonance, and alitteration, I think it was for her final for some college class

    So I thought it would be fun to try and write one that was also entirely in prose, I am wondering if I am getting this right and if you have ideas to help, because usually I don't follow such a structured plan in writing my poems and this is really hard

    so let me know what you think, also if I am using them properly, I had to look all of them up and I don't think I used them properly

    if you could explain them a little more clearly because the text book definitions kind of led me to this

    Skip along, belong, to the dancing of the night

    Fire's roaring, soaring high, stars are flowing, glowing bright

    Music's beat and stomping feet, pounding hounding drums with might

    Time stands still, until we fill the blackened skies with blue and light

    What we show is all we know and dancing, chancing love and fun

    The beats meet feet that dance and run

    That's all I have so far, it's difficult like I said, I thought that the rhymes had to be sequential but now I am thinking it's possible that they don't

    1 AnswerPoetry8 years ago
  • Nice short poem what do you think?

    I had a bit of inspiration the other day and was in a surprisingly good mood so I thought I'd share one of my more uplifting poems

    star it if you like it :)

    Peaceful Days

    Do sit with me

    Beneath the tree

    That so blissfully

    Became my home

    That once or twice

    Or even thrice

    Did so suffice

    To lay my head

    And peace of mind

    Did so in kind

    My thoughts rewind

    And forward go

    From blinding light

    And deafening night

    This tree did fight

    And stand its ground

    So sit with me

    Beneath this tree

    That so blissfully

    Became my home

    5 AnswersPoetry8 years ago
  • Poem about dead husband?

    First of all, this is a repost, I only got one answer to my first posting so Im trying one more time...

    It's not my husband, a co worker of mine lost her husband and she really loves poetry so I thought it might be nice to give her a poem of mine but I want to know what you guys think before I decide whether or not to give it to her.

    I know this is a little conceited, but please give it a star if you like it, in this section I'd be lucky to get 2 comments and I really want to know what you think about this.

    The Autumn Leaf

    Day by day the autumn leaves turn

    The driest brown before the fall

    And one by one the autumn leaves learn

    That none escape the winter's call

    For many fall alone and bare

    For fate has made the cruelest crime

    Forced to wait until they tear

    Forced to wait the sands of time

    But leaves are not for solemn brown

    But golden yellow and ruby red

    And heavy is this nature's crown

    But carried high upon one's head

    And to the winds the leaves will blow

    Scattering forth the ash of life

    And flowers, trees, and plants will know

    Two leaves lay hands as man and wife

    4 AnswersPoetry8 years ago
  • Thoughts about poem dead husband?

    It's not my husband, a co worker of mine lost her husband and she really loves poetry so I thought it might be nice to give her a poem of mine but I want to know what you guys think before I decide whether or not to give it to her.

    I know this is a little conceited, but please give it a star if you like it, in this section I'd be lucky to get 2 comments and I really want to know what you think about this.

    The Autumn Leaf

    Day by day the autumn leaves turn

    The driest brown before the fall

    And one by one the autumn leaves learn

    That none escape the winter's call

    For many fall alone and bare

    For fate has made the cruelest crime

    Forced to wait until they tear

    Forced to wait the sands of time

    But leaves are not for solemn brown

    But golden yellow and ruby red

    And heavy is this nature's crown

    But carried high upon one's head

    And to the winds the leaves will blow

    Scattering forth the ash of life

    And flowers, trees, and plants will know

    Two leaves lay hands as man and wife

    1 AnswerPoetry8 years ago
  • Has anyone ever gotten cold feet?

    Maybe not the best turn of phrase, but I was at MEPS the other day and I was swearing in for DEP. All the stories I read everyone is so excited after they swear in, but I had a horrible pit in my stomach. I felt increadibly self-conscious and I began to question my motives and my ability to see this through.

    I feel better now, and sure again of my decisions, but I can't shake off how much that event rattled me, how much doubt I faced.

    I was hoping anyone could share similar experiences, let me know how you dealt with it, and whether or not it's normal to feel that way.

    I just feel so guilty about feeling that way, as if I have somehow betrayed not only myself but my country.

    3 AnswersMilitary8 years ago
  • Thoughts About the EDPT (USAF)?

    I just took my DLAB the other day and scored a 116, I have to be scheduled for the EDPT in the next few days.

    I was wondering if anyone can share their experiences, offer any help, and / or help me decide (should I pass the EDPT) whether to join as a computer program specialist or a cryptolinguist.

    I believe that the 116 qualifies me for all categories of languages, I was so upset after I finished the test though because I had gotten almost no sleep the night before and I had a horrible time trying to focus, I was so sure I did badly on it

    and by upset I mean before I got my score, I was relieved I passed of course

    1 AnswerMilitary8 years ago
  • What do you think of this?

    For the life of me I don't know why I keep reposting this, or why it keeps getting deleted, I am considering quitting this site over this because YA staff has shown me through their replies that they haven't even looked at my question but here we go.

    Let me know what you think and any and all criticism (positive or negative) will be greaty appreciated

    Also, the poem was originally intended not to rhyme, but I threw in a small improper rhyme, this is the first time I have ever used one so let me know what you think...

    Little Things

    It's the little things

    The ones that no one notice

    That are special things

    And part of who we are

    It's the careful things

    The ones give our focus

    That remember things

    As imprints of our past

    It's the different things

    With their different thoughts of purpose

    That make bigger things

    So unique from all the rest

    They're important things

    For without them we'd be helpless

    It's the little things

    That make us who we are

    Additional Details

    also, if you like it, please give it a star, there are so few replies on this section I do like to get a good amount of feedback

    Also, this is a repost, I know, I just want to get as many opinions as possible,

    thanks again

    1 AnswerPoetry8 years ago
  • Please let me know, what do you think of this poem?

    For the life of me I don't know why I keep reposting this, or why it keeps getting deleted, I am considering quitting this site over this because YA staff has shown me through their replies that they haven't even looked at my question but here we go.

    Let me know what you think and any and all criticism (positive or negative) will be greaty appreciated

    Also, the poem was originally intended not to rhyme, but I threw in a small improper rhyme, this is the first time I have ever used one so let me know what you think...

    Little Things

    It's the little things

    The ones that no one notice

    That are special things

    And part of who we are

    It's the careful things

    The ones give our focus

    That remember things

    As imprints of our past

    It's the different things

    With their different thoughts of purpose

    That make bigger things

    So unique from all the rest

    They're important things

    For without them we'd be helpless

    It's the little things

    That make us who we are

    14 hours ago

    - 3 days left to answer.

    Additional Details

    also, if you like it, please give it a star, there are so few replies on this section I do like to get a good amount of feedback

    Also, this is a repost, I know, I just want to get as many opinions as possible

    thanks again

    1 AnswerPoetry8 years ago
  • What do you think of this poem?

    For the life of me I don't know why I keep reposting this, or why it keeps getting deleted, I am considering quitting this site over this because YA staff has shown me through their replies that they haven't even looked at my question but here we go.

    Let me know what you think and any and all criticism (positive or negative) will be greaty appreciated

    Also, the poem was originally intended not to rhyme, but I threw in a small improper rhyme, this is the first time I have ever used one so let me know what you think...

    Little Things

    It's the little things

    The ones that noone notice

    That are special things

    And part of who we are

    It's the careful things

    The ones give our focus

    That remember things

    As imprints of our past

    It's the different things

    With their different thoughts of purpose

    That make bigger things

    So unique from all the rest

    They're important things

    For without them we'd be helpless

    It's the little things

    That make us who we are

    1 AnswerPoetry8 years ago
  • Why can't I make non-rhyming poetry?

    I've tried in the past and a few times I have made somewhat decent ones, but the urge to throw in a rhyme is often so strong that I do it without even thinking about it. Tell me what you think of this one and if you think I could somehow change it to a non-rhyming theme. Also if you like it please give a star, so many of these posts go up I never get a chance to get a large range of comments.

    I really don't want complements either unless you have something constructive to say, I write these for my own pleasure, but I love honest critique.

    Today has run away with me

    With crazy possibilities

    And tedious uncertainties

    Of what tomorrow brings

    Today will bring tomorrow's past

    A day that came and went too fast

    To understand at very last

    What tomorrow brings

    Today I live, tomorrow die

    But will I live or will I cry (not crazy about this one line either)

    In shame to know today's a lie

    What does tomorrow bring?

    Tomorrow's here, my day has come

    To say goodbye to all I've done

    But as I face the setting sun

    I know what tomorrow brings

    2 AnswersPoetry8 years ago
  • Revised poem again 3rd post?

    Alright so Im posting this a 3rd time now after having made revisions, I hope this is better

    The water has receeded with the setting sun

    Leaving sand soaked shadows of the sea

    The waves had laid to rest at last

    And calmer skies bring down the sun

    First, a bright and golden shine

    It quickly fades (to) an orange glow

    And as it dies the red emerges

    Turning the blue a purple haze

    Now, halfway down, the air's on fire

    Blazing streaks into the sky

    And on the water like a dream

    The day has plunged into the sea

    In its final light above the horizion

    The clouds burn into waves of light

    And in its final moments I admire its glory

    Til the sky is black and full of stars

    I figure it was better to just repost since I took up so much space with the other one

    2 AnswersPoetry8 years ago
  • Non-rhyming Poem (revised)?

    Alright, so I got great feedback and I have made some changes, I hope you like them, the ending in my opinion is still alittle weak, but I feel as though I strengthened it substantially

    The water has receeded with the setting sun

    Leaving sand soaked shadows of the sea

    The waves had laid to rest at last

    And calmer skies bring down the sun

    First, a bright and golden shine

    It quickly fades (to) an orange glow

    And as it dies the red emerges

    Turning the sky a purple haze

    Now, halfway down, the sky's on fire

    Blazing streaks into the sky

    And on the water like a dream

    The sky has plunged into the sea

    In its final light above the horizion

    The clouds now shine like waves in the sea

    And in its final moments I admire its glory

    Til the sky is black and full of stars

    Again, please let me know what you thought, I really love constructive criticism, I will choose the answer that I feel is most honest and offers the best constructive criticism.

    2 AnswersPoetry8 years ago
  • Non-rhyming poetry, what do you think?

    I am often harsh when it comes to critiquing others' works, so please feel free to offer any and all honest opinions and critiques I dont usually make non-rhyming poems and I hope it came out well

    The water has receeded with the setting sun

    Leaving sand with shadows of the sea

    And the waves are calm, and the sky has cleared

    First a bright and golden yellow

    It quickly fades to an orange glow

    And as it drops the red emerges

    Turning the sky a purple haze

    Now, halfway down, the sky's on fire

    Blazing yellow, orange, purple, and red

    And on the water like a dream

    The sea has lept into the sky

    Still further down the sunset goes

    The clouds now shine like waves in the sky

    Orange and yellow, purple, and red

    I could watch it for hours, but only minutes I have

    Until the sky is black and full of stars

    And I must wait for another day

    I am going to pick the answer who I think offers the most honest and constructive criticism

    3 AnswersPoetry8 years ago
  • Repost: Can conservatives explain to me how the Voter ID law is necessary?

    I know this is a repost, but I feel that I didn't get an adequate answer that was supported by facts

    Forget the fact that it discriminates against minorities, the elderly, and the poor. That it is completely biased towards Republican votes.

    Explain to me simply, why a law is needed to prevent something that almost never happens. 10 cases in 12 years....

    Even the RNC could only find about 300 cases in the last 12 years, which included things like mis-entered adresses which an ID couldnt fix.

    So tell me, why is this a necessary law?

    And don't even try to throw ACORN at me...

    This is from Factcheck.org

    ■Neither ACORN nor its employees have been found guilty of, or even charged with, casting fraudulent votes. What a McCain-Palin Web ad calls "voter fraud" is actually voter registration fraud. Several ACORN canvassers have been found guilty of faking registration forms and others are being investigated. But the evidence that has surfaced so far shows they faked forms to get paid for work they didn’t do, not to stuff ballot boxes.

    12 hours ago

    Additional Details

    here are the statistics of people who do not carry ID, they also are people most likely to vote democratic

    Blacks: 25%

    Asians: 20%

    Latinos: 19%

    18-24 year olds: 18%

    Seniors: 18%

    Earning less than $35,000: 15%

    Whites: 8%

    11 AnswersElections8 years ago
  • Can conservatives explain to me how the Voter ID law is necessary?

    Forget the fact that it discriminates against minorities, the elderly, and the poor. That it is completely biased towards Republican votes.

    Explain to me simply, why a law is needed to prevent something that almost never happens. 10 cases in 12 years....

    Even the RNC could only find about 300 cases in the last 12 years, which included things like mis-entered adresses which an ID couldnt fix.

    So tell me, why is this a necessary law?

    And don't even try to throw ACORN at me...

    This is from Factcheck.org

    ■Neither ACORN nor its employees have been found guilty of, or even charged with, casting fraudulent votes. What a McCain-Palin Web ad calls "voter fraud" is actually voter registration fraud. Several ACORN canvassers have been found guilty of faking registration forms and others are being investigated. But the evidence that has surfaced so far shows they faked forms to get paid for work they didn’t do, not to stuff ballot boxes.

    9 AnswersGovernment8 years ago
  • Which way do you prefer the poem?

    I tried to write a poem without rhyming, then about halfway through I thought it might be interesting to rewrite it with a half rhyme, so please let me know what you think. I don't care if the comments are positive or negative, but I do ask that you add some sort of criticism please.

    So cold, I feel life slipping

    Draining from my very soul

    A deep and slow and chilling death

    That steals the warmth I feel from life.

    The darkness comes before the killing

    And steals my light from open eyes.

    ok so now with a half rhyme (I know it isn't done)

    So cold, I feel life slipping

    Draining from my very soul

    And although I had gone in willing

    This death begins to take its toll.

    The darkness takes away my eyes

    As death begins to fill my veins

    A terrible death it is to die

    And lose it all til naught remains

    4 AnswersPoetry9 years ago