Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

What Happened To Us?

Custom User Avatar
More by this author
What happened to us?
We used to be so tight.
So tight that whoever was wrong-
The other one of us was right.
And it hurts sometimes just thinking-
What happened to us?
And it kills just thinking
How it all was such a rush.
How it went by so fast-
Just like a gust of wind.
It hurts for a moment,
And it hurts from within.
And after its long gone,
Gone over the bay,
You're still shivering
'Cause you wished it would have stayed.
It didn't really make any sense,
Since it hurt so bad.
And maybe being happy is better
Than being hurt and sad.
But you wouldn't let her win,
Wouldn't let her think you cared.
Wouldn't let her know that
You loved the love you shared.
So you would lie to yourself-
Pretend it didn't matter.
Pretend it was just a gust.
And you weren't up all night thinking,
What happened to us?
Then you say
Is it really worth it?
To still be her friend?
We were supposed to be friends
'Til the very end.
But ends are very sad,
And so are beginnings.
But maybe sad is good.
It became just like a gust of wind,
Just a gust of wind.
But when you're sitting there,
Wondering how you can be cold from within.
She wasn't who I thought she was-
Wasn't true at all.
But why is she all happy,
While I'm taking the fall?
It hurts,
It hurts so bad.
Why am I the only one
Who's really very sad?
She became fake and lied,
And I sat there,real, and cried.
I remember when I used to think,
I would rather have bad times with her and still be together,
Then be with someone else and call it forever.
What happened to us?,
I wonder.
Maybe she knows.
Or maybe she's not even thinking-
Or thinking about who knows.
But do I really want to know,
What happened to us,
Or am I just thinking,
I must,I must,I must.
What happened to us?
I am still very unsure,
But I'm scared to ask.
If I asked,
Would I be the stronger one,
Or the one that will never last?
And my biggest worry is-
What will she say?
Will she laugh at me and joke,
Or will she be like the wind over the bay?
There is a river between us,
I think she can feel it too.
I'm on one side,
And she's on the other.
And she laughing and yelling,
And I'm talking in but a mutter.
I wish I can go to her side,
And make everything not about him.
The only problem is,
I don't know how to swim.
I'm so confused now,
Because I don't know what I want.
I guess I really haven't given it
All that much thought.
I want to have a life,
But I want her to be in it.
Maybe I should just wait
Until the very last minute.
I know I'll be sorry,
If I don't say something fast.
But all I want to say is,
Why didn't we last?




Join the Discussion


This article has 37 comments. Post your own!

Aderes47 said...
Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:02 pm:
What's with you getting my life story? :) This is seriously what kinda happened between me, my girl best friend and my boy BFFL! I really love this piece too!
 
so_joy replied...
Aug. 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm :
Thank you!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
youngspeare said...
Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:52 am:
All 5 stars :-) wow! This totally reminded me of my ex and to be honest he was the best thing i ever had and I keep thinking "What Happened to Us?"
I love this piece..keep posting.
Oh and could you please check out my poem Ghosts of The Past. I would really appreciate your insight. 
All in all this poem was totally relatable xD
 
so_joy replied...
Aug. 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm :
Thank you! I will be sure to look at your poem.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Aduke9 said...
Aug. 8, 2012 at 9:20 am:
Wow! Incredible.
 
so_joy replied...
Aug. 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm :
Thank you!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
HinataHyuga said...
Aug. 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm:
My eyes were glued to the screen for a long time i was so great im going to read it over! Dattebayo
 
sbets replied...
Aug. 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm :
Thank you!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Zero_Black said...
Aug. 2, 2012 at 10:46 am:
wow, i like the concept of it! it's very interesting to watch the story unfold. it's cool how you can relate to it, because i don't know a single person who hasn't gone through something similar. the occasional rhymes are well done, though the vocab could've expanded a bit more, maybe? but good job! 
 
sbets replied...
Aug. 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm :
Thank you!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
writer3499 said...
Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:01 am:
Wow this is amazing!!! this is serious and deep and i loved reading this! 
 
writer3499 replied...
Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:05 am :
I know I already commented but I just wanted to tell you that I added it to my favourites and to please keep writing!
 
sbets replied...
Aug. 2, 2012 at 9:55 am :
Thank you!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
i.hope.u.dance said...
Jul. 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm:
Omg this is so deep! I really relate at this moment... Good work!! It makes the reader feel and think
 
sbets replied...
Jul. 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm :
Thank you!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
compassionThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jul. 28, 2012 at 6:36 am:

Awesomly written!

 

 
sbets replied...
Jul. 29, 2012 at 10:57 am :
Thank you!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Site Feedback