A Letter Back

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“I’m sorry”
Haha, that’s funny
“It was childish”
Yes, yes it was
“I want to put the past behind us.”
Of course you do.
“I wish you well.”
Really? You wish me well?
After what you said?
After destroying my image of the world
After shattering my perspective into a million pieces,
Some of which I still can’t find,
They’re lost, victims of you self-righteous crusade.
And I still can’t look my mom in the eye
Talk to her about what I know.
But she knows I know.
Do you know that?
I caught her crying; I saw her tear-streaked pillow when she left
It looked like mine.
And your words make me wonder every single day
If maybe I should be worried
If I already show the signs that reflect the rest of our family
So no, I don’t want to be friends
Take your stupid letter back
I don’t want it.
I don’t want you.





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pyropoet said...
Nov. 8, 2009 at 4:23 pm
this is so sad hun. but its also very tru about some relationships - they dont ever turn out to be the right one and then ur the one thats hurt and hes gone off to do the same to the next girl.
 
Natasha M. said...
Jul. 27, 2009 at 1:04 am
Hey everyone, if you could comment or vote that would be great... please dont mind whether its personal or not, i would really love truthful opinions
 
EleanorRigbysGospelofPeace This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 25, 2009 at 9:54 pm
This is my favorite of the poems you've written that I've read. It's really raw, realistic, and truthful.
 
Hay_Wire This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 25, 2009 at 9:40 pm
wow. that was amazing. im sorry you have to go through that. but your words...they express the feelings wonderfully.
 
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