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The feeling of obligation is something that is common in most relationships. I know that I've been through it and now that I look at it, it was because of that feeling that I was hurt the most. I gave so much that I can never get back and I regret that so much. I just didn't want to lose him. I still don't understand the feelings that I felt, as well as the reason why I did some of the things I did, but I guess some things are suppose to remain a mystery.

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WOW! This might be the best poem I've read in a while. I mean. I couldn't love this poem anymore if I tried. Good job!
It does speak truth and very well written but remember u people who feels as if that special some1 has control still over U that: if u cannot find tranquility within urself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. Truth!
I really like this poem. It hit me because I was in a relationship like the poem states. Why putting up wit it I don't know.
this poem is so touching it reminds me of this guy cuz this poem is so so true

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Why Do I?

Why do I smile at the sound of your voice?
Why do I let you take over me as if I had no choice?
Why do I let you touch me in places never touched?
Why do I like to have you around so much?

Why do I melt at the tenderness of your kiss?
Why do I feel like I could live forever like this?
Why do I put my heart in your hands?
Why do I answer to your every demand?

Why do I tell you leaving me is not your wrong?
Why do I let you know with out you I'm not quite as strong?
Why do I take you back even though I know it's not right?
Why do I feel like I should please you by not putting up a fight?

Why do I care about you even though you hurt me?
Why do I turn my head from what's plain reality?
Why do I try to hide from what is true?
Why do I still have these feelings for you?

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Thanks so much for writing this poem it really expresses what a person does when they fall in love.
Liza, I really like your poem because I ask myself those questions everyday. -Shauna-
i can relate to your poem like you wouldnt believe. There is this one guy that always comes back into my life when i am just getting happy again and he make me question why do i everytime. Thank you for writing what i couldnt put into my own words.
PERFECT. my ALL TIME favorite. i feel exactly the same way . confused. i love it good job.
I absolutely love this poem it is exactly the feelings that I am going through right now. My head knows one thing would be best but my heart is still in control. How do you break this cycle. This is something I have never had to deal with before, how can anyone have that much of a hold on your emotions? Great work on capturing the pain of this situation. Keep writing!
I really loved this poem. I went thru the same thing. It took me half a yr to stop thinkin bout him. I can reli relate to what you're going/you went thru.
wow this poem so describes how i feel. but for all u girls dont let ur man do thast.
0h yeah. its t00 fine. i L0ve it sweetie! it reminds me 0f my ex bf. i really like it! keep it up. (n_n)
hey that was a great poem
this is a very good poems it remind me of a friend that my class has lost he was supposed to be here but it's not worth it I miss him alot I'm sad and sometimes in depression.
This poem is realy true and I'm sure it'll touch poeples life.
This poem has given me encouragement with the decision I made to leave the kind of lifestyle it was reguarding. I hope it will help other do the same.
i love this poem cuz is da same thing that is happening right now with my boyfriend is sad to be like that with someone and it hurt when they hurt you knowing that you love them alot and yoo would do anything for them, i love this poem cuz is something truth of my like, keep this poem up okay
i love this poem a lot, everything dat say's is really good, it remain's me of my boyfriend cuz i knoe he knoes dat he as control over me cuz like everything dat the poems say's das like me tellin him, is bad when sum 1 as u like dat cuz they hv me like dat allready n is sad cuz u get hurt 2 much, we need 2 b strong but when we get in love we r weak n we show them dat enywayz i just wanted 2 say this poem touch inside of me n i got sad but i di love this poem .
HiWhen I read your poem 95%of is how I feel!
wow i can almost relate!
I really could reflect on your poem. it happened to me when i was still in first year. keep up the good work. God Speed
This is a really good poem, Keep up the good work !
WOOW!that was so so great,i just fell in love with it,i went threw the same thing,i write poems-alot-but there not as good as your if i may say. wow,i hope theres more of your poems,cause i would really REALLY love to read them,there probly as good as this one!well keep of you fantastic work,-love your poems
I Must say that my hat goes off to the person who wrote this poem. this poem is basically my life in a nutshell. why can't i let him go? thats the question i always ask myself. i love him even more even though he'd doin me wrong
I loved this poem. Those questions I ask myself every day. Keep up the excellant work!
i think this poem was awsome i have had somethin similiar to this poem happen to me my x bf cheated on me yet i still have feeling for him i feel as if i cant love agian
Very nice. too many people have been there. Including myself.
This poems is soo great, I loved it and I hope others too, when I read it its like its about me.
this poem is very touching and is one of the best that i have read because it describes what most girls go through when they find there first love.
you know why cuz love stinks! when you love someone you give alittle part of your soul to them and once they have that part you can never get it back. it is theirs forever. i know because i was supposed to get married recently and my fiance hurt me beyond words but no matter what even though we are not together i still love him because love stinks! any way this was a great poem and just hang in there! always smile tina
you ever real something that seems like just words. but when your done those words have so much meaning. i understand your feelings in this poem
i love this poem to death. itssums up how i feel about this one guy that i tsill cant get over, he broke my heart but even still i'd take him back any day knowing he'd probably hurt me again.
thats the best poem Its really touching you should email me sum time Im still a young writer as my mom says but your poems so bueatifull it made me cry
that poem was nice. i really liked it
I loved your poem! and i feel the same way you are feeling. so keep up the good poems.
this poem was very good it reminds me of a relationship im in right now
ur poem my god your really good i no how you feel in it. The love of my life is the same way i have to do everything for him. Juat to let you no i have went through this for 8 years im 28 dont be as stupid as me get out be for its to late. Well good bye
I think the poem is stunning! But the question is always "why" isn't is?
This poem is a very well written and i liked it a lot.
This poem touched me, because it's something we all go through time after time again.
I loved your poem! You hit the spot so hard I cried! Keep up the incredible work sweetie!
I really like this poem it says a lot about the way I feel.
I loved this poem and i could relate so much it felt like i wrote it
I think this poem is so sweet, so cool, I really like it, since the moment I read it I remember my own life, cause there is a boy who makes me feel just like it, and I really don't know why I still love him, just like the poem says. The thing is that I really love the poem, I think its one of the most beautifull poems I have ever read
I liked your poem. I go though the samething with my man.
i hope to read more poety from you in the future. you are extreamly talented and it would be nice to read your so elloquently written thoughts.
your poem is fantastic. i guess you just didn't want to lose him. you afraid to do anything that can cause you to lose him.
i fell in love with your poem. it is EXACTLY how i feel for my ex-boyfriend. i think you have some talent in writing. dont ever give up on it! believe in yourself. it was very touching!
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