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being a romantic comes with resubscribed connotations.

you are naive, weak, you do not know what the world is really like.

"you'll see soon enough."

if ones calls themselves a romantic,

they have clearly never had to deal with 'true' romance.

the fact is, it's the exact opposite.

romantics are brave, heroic even.

too see that love is painful, that it tears you apart without a second glance,

that you risk never being the same after it claims you--

willing to do that makes one courageous.

true romantics understand that love is tainted with pain and heartache.

true romantics know that love is dangerous.

and yet, they face it head on anyway.

                           -- love is simply a dragon waiting to be slain

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this is better than most. I like the premise that romance takes guts and you have to be strong. My only criticism, is that the eighth line starts with a typo, which is [too], instead of to. Welcome to Neo. I hope you find a home here and learn and grow here. ~ Geezer.

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Where would we be without them?
and, why any-one should decry such a leap into the Abyss as "weak" is beyond me!

It reads well and your formatting, internal logic, and poetic content is good.
(I also like your ending, though, its a tad cliché )

Nice one.

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