So strange

A Poem By Bridget // 2/9/2011

It’s strange how people hurt you
Telling all their lies
Keeping all their secrets
Sharpening their knives
Whispering to others
Plotting your demise.

It’s strange how you trust people
At least, you do at first.
Until they’ve hurt you so many times
That you believe you’re cursed
Then they say that you were tricked
And that part is the worst.

It’s strange how someone loves you
And says he’s always there
Then, one day he’s gone
And it doesn’t seem fair
That you were true, and he was not
Did he even care?

The years go by, and it still hurts
But you don’t say a word
You stay away from everyone
Because you can’t be sure
No one can be trusted
At least that’s what you’ve heard

You see yourself becoming
The person that he was
You say it’s all okay
It’s what everybody does
But then you never do it
Don’t know why; just because

So strange that you’ve been healed
All it took was time,
A person who was there for you
(Who didn’t give you lines
Hugged you when you needed it
And made sure you were fine),

A belief that you would be okay
Even if you died
Even if your world ended
Even if you cried
Because you knew he loved you
And he would never lie.

Comments

Wow...this is amazing.

I absolutely loved this. It was great. The rhytmn was perfect....the wording was excellent...it just all fit so nicely together. And this has so much truth to it, too! I was stuck from the very beginning and, truthfully, I didn't want it to end! :)

Madeline | Wed, 02/09/2011

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Speechless...

That was awsome! I loved it!

Arya Animarus | Thu, 02/10/2011

Oh for the times when I felt invincible.

Thanks to both of you! 

Thanks to both of you!  Really glad you liked it; I wasn't sure about this one.

Bridget | Sun, 02/13/2011

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Mixed Feelings...

I loved the first four lines, but after that it didn't feel as tight and strong to me. Just my opinion, of course. It's really very good, you have some wonderfully present emotions here, but I felt it kind of "watered down" a little at the end.

paperpoet | Sun, 02/13/2011

I loved the whole thing.

I loved the whole thing. I like the irony in the last line.

Erin | Tue, 02/15/2011

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Erin and Paperpoet

Erin, do you mean in the last line or in the last verse?  There wasn't any in the last line.  There was a little in the last verse.

Paperpoet, thanks for being honest.  I'm not going to change it, because it's the way I feel, but all the same, I appreciate it.

Bridget | Sun, 03/06/2011

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

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