Poem: Conditional Love


Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month.

Conditional Love

I guess my unconditional love for you
had one condition after all,
but it was simply that you didn’t
destroy me for loving you.
I guess now we’ll both know what it
feels like to be hollow.

For links to poetry prompts, or if you missed out on what I’m doing for National Poetry Month, check out the first post here.


To end each post, there will be this call to share your own work. Whether it’s something that you write as soon as you finish reading this post, or it’s a poem you’ve posted or had published, place the whole poem in the comments or put a link to it. A brief description before the link will help me process comments faster, so I know they’re not spam.

Also, feel free to share links to poems or spoken word performances by other poets. I hope this month will bring a wide variety of poetry to everyone’s attention. Also, there will be posts on my author Facebook page, a link to which can be found on the right-hand side, that will include spoken word performances and links to work of other poets, which will not appear here.


  1. // Reply

    “…it was simply that you didn’t
    destroy me for loving you.” A simple but hearthurting condition. 🙁

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