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Abandon This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


Like a home in a hurricane.
They just leave,
And never look back.
Gone.
And you feel worthless,
Unloved, Unwanted.
You’re expected to go on.
But where do you go?

You can’t help but ask,
Why?
Is this my fault?
Did I do something wrong?
But they don’t care.

Twice a year he gives gifts.
Like an ask for forgiveness,
With no words, no feeling.
Like money makes problems fade away.
But money is a Band-Aid.
It makes everything feel better, look better
Momentarily.
But when it falls off,
You see the oozing, scabbing sore,
That is the truth.

And as you stand there,
Right where he left you,
You watch him move on.
Laughing, Loving, Smiling.
Things you’re not sure you could do again.
But he still never looks back.

Yet, sometimes he tries to make you feel guilty.
Like it is your fault.
Like you didn’t call or you didn’t write.
But he’s just trying to cover the real truth,
What he can’t face:
He hurt you.
He left you.
And now he feels
Regret.

Selfish people do selfish things.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Hurricane said...
Oct. 1, 2009 at 10:31 am
Hey, did you know that you are an amazing artist?
<3
 
HomeSickShadows99 said...
Sept. 21, 2009 at 6:43 am
wow...just...wow...so true
 
Wildheart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 18, 2009 at 9:32 pm
Selfih people do selfish things....that spoke deep down inside of me. great poem, wonderful, i loved it : )
 
Anna G. said...
Sept. 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm
Wow, very true, great poem.
 
Jesse A. said...
Sept. 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm
completely true! very nice work!=]
 
Sammi L. said...
Sept. 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm
Wow. I really thought this was deep, thoughtful, and true. I felt the pain and emotion flowing through--very good.
 
heaven said...
Sept. 17, 2009 at 12:26 pm
so totally true.good work!!:)
 
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