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What am I to you?
A little bump in your road?
A little problem you side step?

Am I comic relief?
Am I a shoulder to cry on?
When you’re sad,
When you’re scared,
I always come running

Why do I do this to myself?
Sticking around for you?
Holding on til you get back?

Am I just pathetic?
Can I not let go?
I can’t move on
I can’t go on
Without you

Was I always like this?
Holding you back?
Keeping you at home?

Am I too weak?
Am I not strong enough?
To go on
To move on
Without you

Why does it happen?
Leaving me behind?
Going on without me?

Am I dragging you down?
Am I holding you back?
Let me know
Tell me
Please tell me

Whose face do I see?
Every time I wake up
And look in the mirror

Did I always look tired?
Did I always look scared?
I don’t know
I don’t know
My reflection isn’t me

Why do I miss you?
So much that it hurts
And nearly kills me

Were you always so distant?
Were you always so far away?
I can’t remember
I can’t remember
I see you

I see you
Clear as day
Calling my name

It’s been a long time
A very long time
Since you called my name





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Mrs. Himel said...
Nov. 28, 2009 at 8:13 pm
Enjoyable poem
Flowing lines contribute to the introspective mood
I look forward to reading more of this young poet's work.
 
nolava said...
Nov. 26, 2009 at 12:21 pm
ERGrey's rhythm is almost staccato like, lending her lines an interesting impatience, yet melancholy. We can feel the pain, the frustration, the disappointment. Bravo!
 
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