Life As It Is

June 12, 2010
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For that one safe haven week
you wanted me there.
I would talk and you would laugh
I was real, not a spare.

For that one safe haven week
it was an "us".
I was part of the group
if there was you, me was a must.

What a sweet game.
Now, I've come back to the life.
and you've come back to them
and I've been hit with a knife
I can't breathe, I feel betrayed
I can't believe I thought it would stay

For that one safe haven week
there was no him.
But now we're back to reality
and I'm stuck out on the rim.

For that one safe haven week
I finally fit in
I'd finally found the place where I belonged
And I'd finally found a friend.

What a pretty illusion.
Now, I've come back to the world
And you've come back to him,
and I'm stuck out in the cold
I can't smile, I feel dead alive
and I can only die even more inside.

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CloneA This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm
So sad! I could really feel it in this poem. My work is sad too so I totally feel it. You could read mine if you want :)
babigerl1194 said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:58 am
oh my. i love the repetition it gives it an organized feel yet loose and flows. i love how its a narrative poem and yet filled with emotion. nice job. :) its be appreciated if you peaked at my work too tho :P' :)
Kiersten said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 1:17 am
oh, man... i really like this... i can relate to this on more than one occasion... it makes me feel a little sad... you did good.. and i hope you keep writing... oh, and i like how you started every section the same... it kept the feelings of the poem changing even though the words were the same... if that makes any sense :) haha... you did good!!
bbygurl21 said...
Jul. 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm
i love this poem its my favorite 5 out of 5 stars.
OrangeHaat replied...
Jul. 11, 2010 at 7:24 pm
Thank you! That really means a lot to me. I'll be sure to check out your work. :)
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