Do Not Fall In Love With People Like Me by Caitlyn Siehl

“Do not fall in love
With people like me.
people like me
will love you so hard
that you turn into stone
into a statue where people
come to marvel at how long
it must have taken to carve
that faraway look into your eyes

Do not fall in love with people like me
we will take you to
museums and parks
and monuments
and kiss you in every beautiful
place so that you can
never go back to them
without tasting us
like blood in your mouth

Do not come any closer.
people like me
are bombs
when our time is up
we will splatter loss
all over your walls
in angry colors
that make you wish
your doorway never
learned our name

do not fall in love
with people like me.
with the lonely ones
we will forget our own names
if it means learning yours
we will make you think
hurricanes are gentle
that pain is a gift
you will get lost
in the desperation
in the longing for something
that is always reaching
but never able to hold

do not fall in love
with people like me.
we will destroy your
we will throw apologies at you
that shatter on the floor
and cut your feet

we will never learn
how to be soft

we will leave.
we always do.”

— Do Not Fall In Love With People Like Me



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Creative Gloves
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 00:53:35

    Words I wished a significant other had warned me 😦
    Though this piece is beautifully placed together.


  2. connie
    Nov 18, 2013 @ 08:39:25

    This poem belongs to Caitly Seihl and was originally posted on Please do give respect to author and credit her appropriately.


  3. SK
    Nov 18, 2013 @ 14:38:52

    This poem was written originally by Caitlyn Seihl, posted on I love this poem, but please leave proper credit for this as a sign of respect to the poet.


    • sylvia956
      Nov 18, 2013 @ 15:41:50

      I found this poem on facebook and I didn’t mention the author because I didnt knew it, even I’ve search it on google. I will edit my post. Sorry and thank you 🙂


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