Harmful Blames

July 16, 2010
You know that saying, you get respect when you give respect?
Well, when does that come into play here?
She walks around the house, with her phone in her hand
awaiting a message to show someone cares

They yell and scream at her, but somehow she's always to blame,
it's never them that falters in shame
Is it that easy for her to blame, To target, To write off,
like it's some kind of sick game

They tell her that she'll never make it in the world.
Do they expect her to just sit there?
With only a few words in defense, soon she is in tears.
They don't see, they don't care, they only see how they feel.

When do they start to think about her; how she feels?
Suddenly she thinks, when will I be good enough?
when my tears are covered in dust?
Soon she just gives up. Why retaliate when it's never going to be good enough?

She always tries to stand up for herself, but eaither way she gets hurt.
So now what? Does she pretend to be okay until they decide to care about her?
Does she wait in her room, until they realize she's not around?
Her mom would notice, but her dad wouldn't care nor see,
and that's what hurts me.

My parents will never see how they truly affect me.
They're always too busy outside to sit down and listen to me.
I can't fully respect them until they respect me.
And you can't respect someone else until you respect yourself.

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bbeast said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 7:50 pm
This is a beautiful peice! I can truly relate. Thank you for sharing!
A.Dreamer said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 8:46 pm
The fourth and last stanza were my favorites. :) The poem flowed together very well.
You can tell that this is something very personal, and that's what makes reading poetry interesting.
The wording was also great. Good job!
Meganchristine replied...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 8:56 pm
Thanks so much. My poetry is always very personal. I never used to show anyone when I first got started. I still don't show any of my friends or family. Even though most the time my poetry is about my family, I don't think they would handle my honety very well hahah thank you for commenting :)
Swiwi17 said...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I loved the last two lines. I like it when I can write something that packs a lot of meaning into something short yet flows together well.

It was kinda hard to catch on to it's flow however, I still enjoyed it. I feel like you and I have certain situations in comon & could help each other in the long run in our writing b/c after reading something we could come up with our own solution based on how it was previously handled.

I love the comments too-thanks a lot. Don't be too ... (more »)

Meganchrisitne replied...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 11:47 pm
thank you soo much, this poem has really played a huge asspect in my life. First of all it was the first poem that I showed to my family, Well to my dad but my family read it as well, and it was also the first one to have gone online on here. Fathers Day is such a big day for me I always plan something huge.. meaning full, this went into the card. And yes after reading your last poem I do agree we've been through very similar things, and obviously turned out quite the same, It's amazing to meet ... (more »)
Felicia said...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm

when my tears are covered in dust


this part. i do that in some of my poems too

Felicia said...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 3:39 pm
i like how you use she throughout the poem and then slip in a you
Meganchrisitne replied...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm
I really like doing that to be honest, because It isn't until usually the last stanza that I reveal to the reader that I'm talking about my life, But when a poem is good the reader gets tied into the poem, and when the writer uses she it could be a infinite of possibilities of who I'm writing about then at the end you're like wow, she wasn't just writing about some person she was writing about herself. Or that's how I like for it to go, Who knows if people acutually do see it the same way. I'm g... (more »)
MaddieGr This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 9:10 am
I love this. It captures a lot of what I've been thinking lately..
Meganchrisitne replied...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm
I'm really glad that you could relate to this, and commented it, It's been getting a lot of views but your the first to comment. It lets me know that people like what I'm writing, and that it makes sense to others as well.
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