For The First Time

October 2, 2009
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For the first time since you left me,
I was able to look at you without pain,
For the first time since you left me,
I could truly be happy with you only as my friend,
For the first time since you left me,
I could honestly hope you're happy with him.

Each day gets a little easier,
And each day I laugh a little more.
Each day life begins to mean something again,
And each day I learn to love again.
Each day I care about you a litle less,
And each day I grow a little stronger

I still hear the words you spoke, and I still feel your warm touch,
But the memorie no longer hurts.
Every day before now I felt your gaze like scalding knives.
And every day before now I couldn't bare to look at you.
For the first time since you left me though,
I stand strong and feel no pain

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perceptive_soul said...
Apr. 26, 2010 at 7:11 am

well, the people who think that are having some issues with reading.

with poetry you let it flow then you think about it. there was no thinking with this, you get point while you're reading.

very nice. i REALLY like this.

-Kal- replied...
Apr. 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm
Thanks Shelby!!! I really appreciate it!!! :)
A_Dreamer said...
Apr. 25, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I love the point of the poem, it's such a touching poem!

I like how in the poem, you're slowly healing, it makes it MUCH more realistic. :)

-Kal- replied...
Apr. 25, 2010 at 8:27 pm
I'm glad that so many people like my poem! :) So far I have had sixteen reviews and I just wanted to say thank you all so much for casting your votes!! :)
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 24, 2010 at 11:21 am
wow this is moving i think everyone can relate to this at sometime in their lives, and i really think you did a good job writing this--5 stars!!
-Kal- replied...
Apr. 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm
Thanks Sarbear!!! :)
LostAngel said...
Apr. 17, 2010 at 9:55 pm
I saw you trying to help a guy when he posted a tread for guys only and yes i admit that I read it even though I am a girl. I never commented though, out of respect for the guy who started it. I would just like to say that I love this piece of work. Finally a boy who is not afraid to articulate his feelings. And may I also add that you articulate them very well. Keep writing or I might go insane.
-Kal- replied...
Apr. 18, 2010 at 6:07 pm
Thanks so much!!! It really means a lot to me when someone comments on so many of my works :)
<-Ash-> said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 6:01 pm
This is really good! I especially like the scalding knives part (not just 'cause I'm kinda sadistic), but it's spot on to how I've felt before.
-Kal- replied...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 6:04 pm
Thanks!!! :)
Bbrat said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 2:28 pm
I really like it! It seems to me that you've been hurt:( You do an awesome job with making people feel what you feel. I loved it!
-Kal- replied...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm
Thanks B. I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment :)
writerscramp01 said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 7:41 pm
muy BIEN muy muy BIEN! ah bien! i would type more spanish but im drawing a blank. the only thing i can think of is EL BURRO EL MAS QUE TU. and that means that the donkey is smarter than you. i said it to my sister nad its become like a song stuck inmy head.
don't worry you outsmart the donkey by a long shot
Jatavion replied...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:24 pm
Interesante... Gracias para su comentarios. :)
Interesting... Thanks for your comment :)
Anna-TheDarkOneInTheCorner:) said...
Feb. 28, 2010 at 10:33 pm
I love it, i dont think it sounds emo at all, it is really uplifting! Comment for a comment?
Jatavion replied...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm
Sure thing Anna. I'll get in on it ASAP.
Thanks for reading and commenting :)
11fresemily said...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 12:23 pm
This is amazingg. This sounds like me and my ex. this is juss such an awsome poem i love it!
Jatavion replied...
Feb. 27, 2010 at 10:50 am
Thanks so much for the comment 11fresemily. I appreciate you taking the time to read and respond :)
Drama_Queen13 said...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm
AWESOME!!!!!!!!! I love this!!!!!!!!!!! This reminds me of what happened with me & real-life Tony (if you don't know who Tony is, check out my story Our Summer). I LOVE this poem
Jatavion replied...
Jan. 22, 2010 at 3:12 pm
Thanks so much for taking the time to read my work and commenting, I really appreciate it :)
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