February 12, 2012
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You write me letters
They are all the same
You start at the top with my misspelled name
Underneath I skim through the meaningless phrases
Matching the surface in which it barely grazes
The secrets that are buried deep
Secrets, which we’re bound to keep

You sign with your signature and feel that that is enough.
But I will always call your bluff
For if I were important to you,
You wouldn’t have left my insides blue

You get tired of writing when I don’t reply
Frustrated that I wont even say goodbye
You re-dial my phone
Leaving no comfort with your same voicemail drone
Sometimes I answer
Though most of the time I don’t,
Because you still do the things that you say you won’t

Phone call patterns change,
Daily, weekly, monthly…
Then I start to wonder if you’re okay.
Why you’re gone and why you went away.
All I ever wanted was for you to stay

Now here I sit feeling sorry for myself,
Sorting through the letters from the box on my shelf,
I begin to notice the soft pastel colors among the written lies,
To you it should come as no surprise,
That if things were really perfect I wouldn’t be complaining,
And if the sun were always shining,
It would never be raining.

Now don’t we all know someone like this?
Or is it just me?
Those unrealistic beings who couldn’t pass the age three,
Never moving forward,
Never going back,
Just sitting down on the railroad tracks,
Spinning lies,
Saying no goodbyes,
Giving up,
Laying down,
And ignoring the sound,
Of the train.

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AVERAGE said...
Feb. 15, 2012 at 10:31 am
its really good. its very relatable. goes back to human nature...when we have it we dont want it but when its gone we realize what we were missing
Luna3952 said...
Feb. 15, 2012 at 5:44 am
Omg this was sooo good and i canm relate to this so easily!!!! YOur a wonderfull writer and keep writing!!!! YOUR AMAZING!!! one of the best i read!
laurensoccer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 14, 2012 at 6:04 pm
Wow!!!! I love this poem. I love where you placed the rhyming couplets. It was beautiful! Keep writing.
C.A.Walt This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 14, 2012 at 8:47 am
this is fantastic!!!
Jfry12 said...
Feb. 14, 2012 at 2:16 am
I like the concept and I like your word choice, but the phrasing of the lines didn't flow which made the rhymes sound forced. Could you take a look at some of my work?
mdp7292 replied...
Apr. 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm
I agree with you, there are some of the rhymes that dont go together as well as some of the others but I didnt originally write it for anyone to read.
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