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Change of Heart

By , Spotsylvania, VA
You called it a change of heart...
how's that working out for you?
Does it hold you up when you're down
the way that I used to?
Is it as reassuring as I was?
When you hear people calling you a hypocrite,
does it convince you otherwise?
What's that you say? Almost?
I'm so sick of almost that it's driving me insane.
Because, as you know, that's all we ever were...
and now, to me--someone to whom words have always been just words--
the word almost makes me cringe;
makes me double over in pain,
gasp for air.
Don't do that. Don't touch me. Don't smile at me.
Don't you dare tell me that you've almost always loved me.
Maybe with your old heart, back when you were someone that I knew--
that would have been almost enough.
But now, with your new heart,
with my new eyes, my new realizations, and my new mentality,
I can see that there's no room for me-- just yourself..
or rather..your self righteous beliefs and your love for yourself.
Just barely, almost enough space for yourself.
And I won't carry the remainders. Not anymore.





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tlick89 said...
Sept. 22, 2010 at 5:40 am
I think that this was incredibly well written and inspirational. This is the kind of poem that I search for in hopes of finding someone who gets what I'm going through. Thank you.
 
sassysally2331 replied...
Sept. 27, 2010 at 10:53 am
i thought that htis was going to be about changing your mind about something, but it turned out taht it wasn't really about that but it was about him changing his mind? please write backa nd tell me if i'm correct.
 
bergert replied...
Sept. 27, 2010 at 10:56 am
Uhm, it actually is about me changing my mind. It started off with "him" changing his mind..or rather..changing his "heart".. but it ended with ME changing MY mind about him. So you were right with both assumptions.
 
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