If I Said I Love You | Daily Prompt: Earworm

Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, film quote, or song lyric that’s been sticking with you this week.

Yeah, I’ve known for a long time that I’ve been friendzoned.

Not that I have made actual moves or confessed for real. I cannot blame you. “Once bitten, twice shy.” So anything that comes remotely close to a declaration from me is dismissed as a joke or a distraction for a bad day or whatever it is that’s troubling you.

For the record, I have thought about telling you exactly what and how I feel, even if I am confused.

If I said I love you, would it be so bad? Why should it change all that we have? If I say don’t see him, would it be so wrong? What does it take to see him gone? If only you could be strong enough to see that he doesn’t matter to you. You should be making other plans. So I feel I have to say don’t go and throw your life away.

He takes. You give. He leaves you lonely. He makes it hard to listen to me.

Again, I ask, if I said I love you, would it be so bad?

(Lyrics from Colin Blunstone’s “If I Said”)

10 Comments Add yours

  1. if this is you: do it; if this is a character–make the character do it–there are all kinds of regrets–don’t let this be one, for your or your character


  2. dude, its a beautiful post about I love u:) Btw I love the train pic as it captures the soul of a city. cheerz:)


    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Thank you so much!


  3. troy P. says:

    Totally in agreement with on thehomefrontandbeyond – move towards having no stones unturned, no regrets felt, by the end of The Day…


  4. I’ve been friendzoned before. I told him how I felt.. since then our friendship’s never been the same. I regret it.


    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Confession is always a risk.
      I’ve been there myself. Bites.


  5. jenn now says:

    I’m not sure if this is reality for you or just a realistic emotional story. I felt the pain you wrote about, the pain of loving someone secretly. The bitterness of seeing them with someone else; you are relatable. I’ve said this before, I’ll say it again, I love your writing. Keep writing.


    1. Mati Serrano says:

      I shall do my best.
      Thank you!


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