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The Should-Have-Beens

April 1, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


This takes time,
But I hate how you look at me,
As if every time I kiss you,
I bite you,
And every time I let you in,
I trap you.
Well if you want so badly to leave,
Leave,
And stop kissing me back like you care,
And then
Maybe we will see the truth, that with every
Lie
Comes another lie, and it’s not anything you
Did,
But what you said you didn’t do.
You lied,
And I take the blame every single second
That I keep loving you.
So I’d like to say thank you for the bittersweet,
And the
Should-have-beens,
And maybe someday you can repay me for
Real
Love.


The author's comments:
My name is a lie.

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on Jun. 13 2013 at 6:25 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

OH. It used to be RarelyJaded.... i just meant that i'm always jaded. Just disregard XD

on Jun. 13 2013 at 10:46 am
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
59 articles 0 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

What do you mean, your name is a lie????

on May. 10 2013 at 8:42 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you so much for your feedback, it's greatly appreciated! I find comments so helpful!

on May. 10 2013 at 7:50 pm
jmitchbb SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 25 comments
I really like this poem. It would sound great if you were to perform it...it's the kind of poem that really lends itself well to that.

on May. 9 2013 at 7:34 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Wow, I love the last few lines! They finish the poem thoroughly with a punch. :D Nice job!

on Apr. 29 2013 at 9:57 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you!

on Apr. 27 2013 at 10:51 am
Tabitha1233 PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
22 articles 6 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. Albert Camus

Nice imagery! Great poem! I loved how "bad girlish/ rebel" it felt!

GreyGirl ELITE said...
on Apr. 18 2013 at 6:29 am
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
170 articles 122 photos 392 comments
Wow! This poem is so powerful. I can feel your emotions! Beautiful imagery! My favorite line was “As if every time I kiss you,I bite you,” I never thought how different it could be! I love how conflicted it is. Very good! You do a good job of expressing yourself (or you fiction character?) I like it! *****

on Apr. 14 2013 at 6:33 pm
Gwen_Elizabeth BRONZE, Fishers, Indiana
2 articles 24 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
-Dr. Seuss

so deep, & a little bad-a, giiiiirl! Lovin' it! (:

on Apr. 13 2013 at 7:43 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you! Your feedback really means a lot!!!

on Apr. 12 2013 at 9:45 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Jade, this is so beautiful. My friend, Spencer, writes JUST LIKE THIS, and he's one of the best writers I know... (even though he gave up on it D:) I love how this poem is almost like a slap and laugh in the face; it's awesome, like revenge or payback. I love the beginning as well... My favorite word EVER is "bittersweet," although I never find an opportunity to use it in my own writing... Fantastic. This is amazing!!


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