He’s attractive but cocky, a player who’s hard to ignore
She’s beautiful but cynical, having dealt with his type before.
His type toy with emotions, bad boys love that game
And they reinforce her belief that all guys are the same.
But he’s different around her, everyone sees it, so she wonders if he’s so bad
Opens up about his childhood, his hopes and dreams, his mum and dad.
She starts to let down her guard too when POOF, he disappears
Because he’s starting to really like her, this is one of his greatest fears.
Catching feelings is a no-no, the ultimate weakness he believes
What if he loses control, gets attached and then she leaves?
Or what if he hurts her? He’s known for his reckless behaviour
He couldn’t do that to her, she deserves a good guy to be her saviour.
She’s different to the rest, sees right through him, so straight-forward and strong
He could easily fall in love with her, but right now the timing is wrong.
Because his friends are all single and he has that bad boy image to uphold
At 22 he should be out exploring all his options, or so he’s been told.
A relationship will tie him down, so he abandons ship instead
Leaving her to wonder what went wrong, what signals she misread?
But he doesn’t explain his decision and in uncertainty her confidence plummets
As she wishes that she’d trusted her gut and hopes that one day he’s punished.
He feels guilty when he thinks of her, the girl who was different, funny and smart
She looks back and regrets the time that she wasted on the boy without a heart.
29 thoughts on “Bad Boy, Bad Timing”
This has happened to me…ugh.
Ah I’m happy and sad to hear that… happy that you could relate but sad that you had to go through such an experience. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Your poem touched my heart…reading with tears in my eyes and with my soul filled with memories…about the boy without a heart. You’re very talented…keep writing, you have something magic in your words 🙂 .
Wishes of joy and love,
Thank you so much for your lovely comment Carissa 🙂 I really appreciate it and hope that it didn’t make you cry too much!
I love that. Well done! 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Such a beautiful post…It spoke to me in a tender way!
I’m so glad, thanks for stopping by 🙂
This describes almost all of my relationships. Lol Love it!!!
Oh dear! Lol well I’m glad that you could relate to it, thanks for your comment 🙂
this is exactly what I am going through right now… The guy I was seeing ended it because we are “too different”. It’s crap. It’s complete and total crap.
I completely understand where you’re coming from, it is crap. But you have to just accept that heartbreak is a part of life and I guarantee that as bad as you might feel right now, you’ll come out of this much stronger and a lot wiser!
Sadly, at 22, I was probably close to that guy. Not sure I was ever the bad boy, but definitely didn’t want feelings to get involved. But that was 20 years ago. Within a few years, I finally “grew” up. Great poem. This will resonate with a lot of people, men and women.
I’m glad to hear a male perspective on this! Good to hear that guys like that do eventually grow up lol. Thanks for stopping by Geraint 🙂
I loved your poem..the same has happened to me, it brought back lots of memories.
I am the cynical girl who wouldn’t let anyone come closer to except once when I got my heart broken.
You live and you learn I guess, I’m sorry that you had to go through such a bad experience, but I’m glad that you could relate to the poem. Thanks for stopping by Priti 🙂
‘Hes attractive but cocky, a player who’s hard to ignore’ .. ..with this description she knew he’d leave but hoped his love for her is genuine, but old habits never die. My point exactly is, the boy was a disaster waiting to happen. You know this about him, don’t get into relationship
I think that it’s easier said than done in this case. In such situations there’s always a conflict between what your head is telling you to do and what your heart is saying… sometimes we decide to take the risk and go with our heart even though we do get let down in the end. It’s all a part of life and you definitely learn from such experiences. Thanks for stopping by!
I agree with you though
wow. This melted my heart. Absolutely beautiful. I can actually relate to this.
I’m so happy to hear that Aakansha, thanks for your comment 🙂
This is a very good poem and I kind of can say that I relate to him in some parts
I’m actually glad to hear that someone’s related to the male character rather than the female. I think that it’s easy to judge the guy for being heartless but at the end of the day he clearly has issues with intimacy and commitment so both are evidently victims who lose out in this situation. Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it 🙂
Sounds like something I’ve heard before. Oh that’s right my life. Thank you for touching on so many points that go through my head. Love your work.
Thanks for stopping by Domini, I really appreciate it and I’m glad that you enjoyed the post! 😀
Thanks Victor 🙂
Chicks dig jerks.