The Man I Need Him To Be

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I try to make it work
But I just don’t understand
Why he can just step up and be a man
He says he’s got issues
That he’s trying to be better
But all I know is that my tears are getting wetter
I’m supposed to be sympathetic
For the demons he has to fight
But I’m the one crying alone at night
He leans on everyone
Pushing until they break
I stand on my own controlling my own fate
His life’s been hard
That’s what I’m told
But I felt that same pain when I was nine years old
From the same situation
We’ve taken different perspectives
It pushed our lives in such different directions
His soul fell
As mine began to shine
What’s wrong with him if I’m doing fine
Why is he so messed up
When the only thing wrong with me
Is him not being the man I need him to be





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palabrasyalma said...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 9:41 pm
I don't know what this is supposed to be about. It may be about someone you care about deeply or someone you may even be in love with. All I know is that when I read this, it reminds me of how my brother and I coped differently with a tragedy in our lives. He let himself fall and I worked to make myself shine. This is brilliant and it hit my soul.
 
Dana6 replied...
Oct. 27, 2009 at 4:00 pm
thats exactly what mine is about my dad died almost six years ago and my brother is still depressed but i rose up and am doing really well. Im glad to know my poem meant something to you
Dana6
 
found_my_dream(: This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 7:54 pm
absolutely amazing(: read some of mineeeeeeeee
 
heaven said...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 12:51 pm
very good!!
kepp writing loved it!!
 
LADY_UNKNOWN said...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 9:55 am
this is how i feel so i really love ths one!
 
MRS.ROCHE replied...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 11:39 am
hw lng do it take 4 them 2 email u about ur poem
 
Skinnyjeankidd replied...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm
ot takes one week
 
NASHAYLA:) said...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 8:15 am
I love this one:)
 
one of us said...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 8:05 am
great job! this rocked :) also, i agree with himu131195, nice flow.
 
himu131195 said...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 5:54 am
this is really gud.......!!!!!!!!
i loved how it flowed..:)
 
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