Love as Trauma

Love as Trauma

Tomorrow,
The Medical association will officially classify Love as trauma

As a psychosis trigger –

As a suicide attempt –

Never fall in love, they’ll say.

The hospitals are filling with the lovelorn:

Teenagers who have faced the gale smash

Of the blunt force trauma that Love is

And are spiralling – with overdriven hormones,

Broken hearts and deflowered souls –

Are swarming the wards for a cure.

Women who have become stitched-up pastels

Imprinted with varying shades of scars

From hard brushes with attempted immolation

Are creeping in…still tethered to the violence of loving the ignobles..

Love is a felonious assault on all the hope that encourages fighting for tomorrow

Love is an uncontrolled demolition  job on innocence

Love is holding on to vanishing illusions – like families abandoning, like a country flailing, like new born babes dying too soon.

Love is hallucinatory – seeing a beauty that was never there

Love is a schizophrenic episode – cleaves you into a pleaser and a wanter in one body

Love is an abusive behaviour – like a crack cocaine habit

Find a rehab…find a vaccine…find therapy

Then recuperate from love.



11 thoughts on “Love as Trauma” by O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

  1. see how harrowing
    and killing
    love now
    IS………………………..

    1. @OMONIYI-ADESHOLA, your experience of love rather OR what seems to be love but was never love in the first place……..

      1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

        @innoalifa, Love is whatever we make it to be; for some, it’s the greatest beauty ever know, for others, it’s just an absurdist, tragedy-baiter. Maybe poems by Pablo Neruda are a far superior antidote to this kinda ‘anti-love’ poem,

    2. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @innoalifa, thanks for reading

      1. @Omoniyi-Adeshola, you’re forever welcome! The Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda seemed to have understood love’s complexities as he nicely captured it in his love poems. Keep pushing on……………..

  2. I have to say this – I totally disagree with you. Love is the most beautiful thing that can happen to anyone. The only problem is that sometimes, we dont understand love.

    1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @uzywhyte, yes, you are probably right – but Love can be so damaging as well, even when understood on the basis of its beauty. Thank you for reading.

  3. Love should go hell

    1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @aniefiokitong, yeah…love can, but it won’t. As long as humans are, Love will be – and even after them. Animals too love. Thanks for reading.

  4. This reminded me of my psychology class…….seriously told my psych teacher that love is a disorder………that thing isn’t fair.
    It’s a mood disorder. It makes u happy and sad = bipolar disorder.

    1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @ufuomaotebele, yeah…Love is a disorder, but it is one of the better ones considering much of human lives is a lotta disorder stacked on each other like a bizzare tower-of-babel thingy. Love might be crazy, but we are emotional beings and we can never be totally immune to Love. If you’ve seen Angie Jolie’s Maleficient Character, you’ll see how unavoidable love is, even for those who have had a rough go of it. Thanks for reading, Ufoma.

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