Throwing Love

For so many years in loneliness
I have thrown myself at love
pleading for adoption
afraid of being left behind
believing the movies
the happily ever after

Oh the time I spent in misery
when the infatuation wore off
and my confidence crashed
and wallowed in sorrow
until a compliment or two
picked me up off the ground

Now my toils have led to a peak
the path up the mountain
of sorrow and wisdom
to realization of self-reliant love
I stand on my own
surrounded by love


A Native of Richmond Virginia, Jay began writing poetry in High School. Initially it was a means of expression for teen angst, later as he became more emotionally literate it took on more creativity. He lives currently with his wife Beth and their children in Glen Allen. His blog is