Confused about Love Poem

Hi. My name is Iain and I am sixteen years old. This is the first poem I've ever written. It is about my feelings toward a guy in my school and how I can never have him because he is straight. I want to not feel this way about him but I can't help it so it's like an emotional war raging inside my chest. This was my way of expressing it.

Leave Me Alone

© Iain McCormick
I see you.
I want you.
I need you.
You are forbidden.

I crave you touch.
I yearn for your lips.
You don't want me.
So why do you stay?

I see you.
Everyone sees you.
I want you.
I want these feelings
to leave me alone.

My heart aches,
breaks, and shatters
when you are near.
When aren't you?

I want you to
hold me, caress me,
like no one ever has.
Because no one ever has.

I want you to run your
hands through my hair.
Call me beautiful,
Love me.

I want you to go away,
never come back.
Get out of my life.
Leave me alone.

Come back.
Wrap those strong, sinuous arms
around me.
Hold me close.

These unforgiving emotions
conflict me,
bind me, trap me.
Hold me close.

I can't stand you.
You bring too much
pain, agony.
Yet I still
Crave you.

You're strong.
Protect me.
Hold me.
Leave me alone.

I don't want you.
You don't want me.
I want you.
You don't want me.

You're so close.
Within my grasp.
Taunting me, tempting me.
With no intention of having me.
Leave me the Fuck alone.


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Published: Jan 2012
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  1. Kinsvia, Somwhere Submitted on Sunday, March 24, 2013

    This is disgusting... Truly.... People should not be gay. Do you ever see two male doves together? No. There are only (two) genders. A woman and a man. They go together like two puzzle pieces. That is just how it is. I don't think the feelings you have toward him is love. You just haven't found the right girl yet, and now you are starting to think you need a boy, and that is totally wrong. Trust me. You should just wait and see who God brings into your life. If he doesn't bring anyone into your life, then it is not his will obviously, and I don't think you should question God. He knows what is good for you. So please, drop all of this gay stuff. It really makes me feel sick inside. It is just... outrageous.

  2. Sylvain, Quebec Submitted on Monday, April 15, 2013

    Only listen to God if you can actually know what he wants for you. Or else, you're a better person determining what you actually need. The will of God is the most far fetch idea, he simply had never shown his will to anybody. Most of our fears comes from indoctrination. The fear of God (also, which one?) is one of them. When we live for other humans and for us, out of love for others and our self is when we are going to somewhere better. Letting go of your fear of religion is the most liberating thing someone can do. You have the right to love anybody, just, not to hurt somebody.

  3. Truly Inspired Submitted on Thursday, May 23, 2013

    This was a great poem! Don't listen to above! Lol If anything I know how hard it is to go through what you are going through and to share your story and to connect with others the way you are is a show of compassion and bravery! There's always gonna be haters hatin! I say don't let closed minded people get in the way of you and your fabulous life! I love the expression of the inner struggle within you the tug of war on those gentle heart strings that are affected so easily! Just stay strong and that perfect guy will come along when you least expect it! I remember when I was in high school (I'm 23 now) how hard it was to escape those beautiful straight boys lol but with time it goes away and you take with you an experience that helps you grow and become who you were meant to be! Just wanted to say thanks for posting this! You know its funny I found this poem by doing a search... poems about a gay crush on a straight guy and it took me here but not only that but took me back to my memories of high school... and the reason I searched was because I am experiencing the same thing at work lol so I guess it never goes away, there will always be that forbidden fruit you long so hard for just wanting to have a taste a bite the whole thing lol but long story short I feel you! Hope you have a good one! Signed Truly Inspired :-)

  4. Ben Submitted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    The comment above is shocking. They need help with narrowed minded minority views like that. I feel sorry for them. Obviously brainwashed. Get help.

  5. Krista, Co Submitted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    I understand. I'm bisexual. It doesn't matter what others think. Hold on strong! I LOVED YOUR POEM!!

  6. Summer Submitted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    I feel your pain brother, though you are gay and I am straight I still understand what you are going through. I look and I see beautiful and gorgeous guys (that are single) that I wish I had that I really want but yet to them I am not beautiful enough. Stay strong one day you will find someone who is perfect for you. Ignore the comments and hate about you not being straight and how wrong it is to be gay, but I'll say this: If you dream a wish to come true after long enough that dream will come true. I was truly touched by your poem and I hope you continue to express your feelings this way. Stay strong Iain McCormick, stay strong!

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