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A poem to define one-sided love that has lasted so long and now wants to come out to reveal the feelings hiding within it.


Eight years ago,

I saw him, his eyes,

Filled with curiosity 

Wondering who he is 


A stranger to a friend,

A bond with no expectations,

Eight years ago I found him

Found the one I liked


But, I left 

Without saying goodbye

Without saying a word

About my feelings 


Then began a saga—

A saga of one-sided love

Eight years of one love 

Remaining in one place


A glistening in my eyes 

For eight years,

An endless questioning 

A battle to end

This one-sided love


In the last eight years

Thoughts came to paper

His eyes haunting my heart

Burning all my forests of love


I will never love another.


Agonized internally,


With this one-sided love

With no answers 


The last eight years,

Spent with dialogue of the heart

Spent in desperation of an answer 


The last eight years 

Seemed so long 

But were so short 

Dwelling in this one-sided love


Never wanted to wait

Never needed to wait

But I unknowingly waited

The last eight years I waited 


But this wait won’t end

Leaving me in a deep dark well

With the thought

To speak the truth of my heart


I left it all eight years ago,

I never waited for him 

Because he won’t come

But I waited for this love to end


The last eight years,

spent alone In love




In a million pieces of unknown

Lost in a crowd 

Waiting for it to end 

For this love to end.

Tithi Joshi

Waterloo '22

She is a student at the University of Waterloo in Health Studies. With a passion for medicine, but has a love for writing.
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