Don't Blame yourself

December 15, 2010
You shouldn’t blame
When you read this note
It wasn’t your fault to begin with.
Sure you’re my best friend
But you also had a life to live
And shouldn’t have to be bothered by my
Petty Problems
After all I can handle myself
Get through this depression on my own
So even as you read this
Though some unreadable
Because of the blood that covers it
You should know that
It wasn’t your fault
That you never wanted to let me vent
That You saw all the sighs when no one else did
Yet still Chose not to do anything.
Besides I’m happy this way
Lying on the floor as a puddle
So you shouldn’t blame your self

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FlaviusJacobiusOssummuss said...
Nov. 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm
Nice work.  As someone who used to feel like that, this is a beautiful portrait of what happens all too often.
RyanTyler replied...
Nov. 16, 2011 at 12:12 pm
Thanks, I'm working on a poerty book on the topic of depression and I wanted to include this one, but I to know what other people think.
Steph0804 said...
Oct. 2, 2011 at 4:07 am
Woah, this was powerful! At first, I was like, is this one of those "It's not your fault he/she broke up with you" poems? And when I read it, it totally blew me away! Great job!
RyanTyler replied...
Oct. 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm
Thank you. This one also took me a long time just to make sure that everything was worded right, I wanted it to have a powerful impact. And I don't usally do the self pity boyfriend/girlfriend thing, it's not really my style.
LaceeJade This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 28, 2011 at 11:26 pm

This is good, Very Upfront And To The Point!

You Dont See That Often I Like IT:)

RyanTyler replied...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 11:47 am
Thank you. :):)
Erecura replied...
Oct. 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm
great job! i liked the way it was a little unclear what happened until the end when it was obvious.
RyanTyler replied...
Oct. 4, 2011 at 9:46 am

Thanks as I said before even though it's kind of sort a lot of work went into this


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