Suffering from Unrequited Love

I’m all shook up, because I can’t help falling in love.  I was lonesome when I went to bed last night and as I dozed off to sleep, I realized how much I missed her, since we drifted apart.  I dreamt about a bright sunny day when I last kissed her and called her my sweetheart.  I came back for her figuring that she would be all alone and miserable, waiting for my return, but when I looked around the house all the chairs were empty, and this made my heart fill with pain.  We fell in love, but I am the one who was left out in the cold and feeling lonely.  Something went wrong and her love that was so satisfying for me dissolved away.  I am left on an empty stage, wondering when the curtain will fall.  I’m in the white room with black curtains, sleeping all alone in the dark where the shadows seem to run from themselves.

She was a big fan of Elvis, inside and out and she thought that I could be her cure for love.  I let her know that I was not the cure for her love, nor would I be the solution to any of her problems.  She was real, tantalizingly close, but totally out of my reach.  If I only knew the cure for love, I would have been able to fix my broken heart, but instead all I could do was cry.  I woke up in a cold sweat feeling lonesome and hoping that she would come back to me, knowing full well that she had moved on, because I was unable to cire love.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Dream Interpretations #3 “Unfinished Songs” where we are asked to use the line “Inside out, I can’t cure your love.”

17 thoughts on “Suffering from Unrequited Love

  1. Elvis was the perfect choice. I also thought of Elvis when I woke up and repeated the line to myself. I do not think it specifically comes from any of his songs but there is something Elvis like about that line. Your song really embodies the mood of the song. I wish I could remember the whole song I sang in the dream but I bet it was about a scenario just like this one.

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    1. The only song that I could think of that has lyrics that come close to this is the Diana Ross song Upside Down. She sings, “Upside down boy, you turn me Inside out and round and round upside down boy, you turn me inside out and round and round.” She knows that her significant other is cheating on her, but the loving that she gets from him is so good that she doesn’t care. When you mentioned Unfinished Songs and I saw the album cover with Elvis, that made me decide to go with one of his love songs. I snuck in a song by Cream, but I don’t think that anyone noticed that. Anyway, this was a fun, but very challenging prompt to write in.

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      1. Very well-written Jim. I never got used to sleeping alone. For a while after my divorce I did and I actually bought a man’s sweater to have in bed with me to feel like there was another presence.

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