I Give Up

Take all my imperfections
and make them stand out.
While you try to change everything,
I am only left with doubt.

There's something about me
that doesn't meet your expectations.
And the more arguing we do
only leads to complications.

I used to think I was in love,
but that's lost deep in my heart.
The more I try to make you happy,
the more I fall apart.

I care too much about you
which makes me vulnerable to pain,
especially when you don't get
that my emotions are impossible to explain.

I'm the only person that
I've never been able to figure out.
It will take the rest of my life
to find what I'm about.

I gave you what was left of me,
but once again, I'm shattered.
All the fighting we do
has made me beat and tattered.

I don't know whether
I should give up or keep trying
because all the problems we have
are emotionally defying.

All my energy has been put into
trying to fix what was broken,
but we can't fix anything
when I'm always left outspoken.

I want to feel the fire
that we had before,
but I just can't take
this anguish anymore.





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SnickerLover said...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm
This will make it in the magazine no doubt about it!!
 
christin.bass said...
Aug. 29, 2010 at 11:27 pm
This made me cry so hard. I truely know what you mean. I relate to this so much. It's a beautiful piece, great job. Check out my work if you can.
 
JOYOUS said...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 5:05 pm
Wow this is a piece I completely understand! I wouldn't mind reading more poetry by you! Great Job! :)
 
thecrystalbudz replied...
Aug. 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm
Thank you very much! (:
 
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