Reaching for Nothing

November 27, 2011
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I try to reach for you
But nothing is there.
No one to hold when I am sad
Not a shoulder to cry on when I need it
Not a friend who I can talk to when I am lonely
All because of you.

You said this would happen
So congratulation! You did it.
You ruined my life and broke me down but I won’t let you see that.
I won’t let you know you succeeded.
Because the only thing I have left is my pride
And you won’t take that away too.

Every night I cry myself to sleep
Because I remember when we used to be friends
Best friends, sisters, inseparable.
Now, when I need you the most,
I know you aren’t there
So why do I still reach?

I reach because one day I hope you will be there
I hope that you have changed your mind and forgave me
I hope that you will realize it was just a mistake.
For years now, I have regretted it and wished I could change it
Wished that it hadn’t happened
But it’s too late for that and all I can do is reach for you.

If I fall I don’t expect you to catch me,
I don’t expect you to care,
I expect you to walk away and not give me a second glance
And I understand but I still wish you would be there,
But I know you won’t
And I know I deserve it.

Surprise me and prove me wrong,
Show me you still care.
Comfort me when I am down,
Give me a shoulder to cry on,
Give me the friend you were to me,
Show me I am not reaching for nothing.

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hypermagical said...
Sept. 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm
Max, you've got a way with words, add that to a relatable subject and the result is a pasterpiece! :)
pitt98 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm
I like the last stanza a lot! If you want to do anything more or something to consider is a term that is used in my Language Arts class called "cutting the scraps" where you can remove extra words such as (like, An, the,etc.)
hippiechick99 said...
Jun. 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Wooow, I loved it. Something like this actually happened to me very recently... It's sad how many ppl go through this every single day.

Love you Maxi, keep writing :)

DZdancer said...
Jun. 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm
I love it! its truely a amazing piece showing that friendships dont always last for ever even when they seem perfect!
AyeshaLiveLaughLove said...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 11:47 pm
This is such a great poem! I can really relate as I have been in a situation exactly like this. I felt as if you were describing my life! Amazing(:
K.Girl said...
Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm
Amazing. I wish I could write poetry! You are amazing Rose! Extremely beautiful writing! Keep it up!
famousthetapper said...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm
this is a beautiful piece, i wish i knew how to write like this. I'm sorry if this happened to you, broken friendships hurt the most. Lovely work, keep writing!
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