Why We Can't Be Together

By , Mandeville, LA
I’m like a drug to you.
A thing you love,
the thing you hate,
something you can’t live without.

I’m bringin’ you down,
slowly, but surely.
Why did we have to become attached?
That first meeting,

was the beginning,
of the end.
The stroke of luck,
we both thought,
was the best thing ever.

How childish we were.
Now the lights have gone out,
the people have gone home,
we are left out on the dance floor.

Slowly spinning in each other’s arms.
Speaking softly of things,
that could change the world.
Finally we close our eyes and just breathe.
-----
What have I become?
I have hurt you,
the thing I had sworn to protect.
My everything in this world of nothing.

How could I have been so stupid?
We weren’t meant to be together.
I’m the worst possible things for you.
Why do we go on then?

Our love isn’t tainted,
not even a speck of black.
I wish we could go back,
to show you what happened.

The good times we shared,
the days we wasted away just lying there,
the moments we cherished together,
…the kiss we both shared for the first time…

My heart just can’t take it to see this.
I’d give anything to be alone.
To live in dreams,
and darkness.

Like a sickness I spread.
Like poison I kill.
Why can’t you see that?
I can’t bear to be away from you,

but I can’t bear to see you hurting.
It’s all my fault.
Why can’t you comprehend,
what I’m going through?

We can still dream.
Through all these twisted thoughts, I see something there,
in between the gaps.

They don’t want us together,
They say we’re too young.
Ignorance is bliss compared to,
these fears we are faced with.

Years go by,
and I can’t talk about it.
I’m not fateless,
I’m just paranoid.

Falling hard from the atmosphere,
falling far away from here.
There is no better way than to,
lose myself in you.

We fight the tears,
and just hold each other.
I hope you will remember,
to love and forget me……





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amsics said...
Sept. 22, 2009 at 10:17 am
I can relate to this
 
pinksage33 said...
Aug. 9, 2009 at 2:29 pm
I love it!!!
 
Zero_Kiryu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 8, 2009 at 11:37 pm
So much sadness in this. I don't think you're heartless, it just seems like it's been thorugh too much. I love this piece, it brings tears to my eyes.
ZERO
 
GlenBen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 8, 2009 at 2:31 pm
I can totally relate to this poem. It pretty much describes everything I've been feeling lately.
 
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