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Had I known

March 11, 2015
By cat_the_creative GOLD, Austin, Texas
cat_the_creative GOLD, Austin, Texas
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All endings are beginnings


I should not ever
I will not ever
Why am I in this place
dull and hueless
life slips away everyday you told me
I don't
I knew that I won't
You gave me no sympathy
No time to recover
I left this and so did my spirit
You broke me with your dagger shaped words
The rumors you told
The way you treated me
I am a person
Not a slave
I hate that I gave into your ways
I suffered
I struggled
I cried
I tried
I never should have
If I knew I never would have
You are not a nice person
You're as rude as they come
I am as much of a human as you
I swear under my breath
Having been through this before

A new start
A new chance
I was left with scars
I shouldn't have but I did
I picked at my scabs
I turned my friends into something they are not
I was trying to keep from getting hurt
Or stepped on like dirt
I was too cautious
Too clingy
Too fragile
I tried to keep them
But that made them drift away
I thought maybe if I kept them close
They wouldn't drift so far
But the rope snapped they floated off to sea
I sit at the dock as the new chances come and go
Too worried to be let in
Hiding
Crying
Not understanding
I am scared of loneliness
My thoughts about me
I bully my self
I drove them away
Still to this day
I shouldn't have
I wouldn't have
Had I known
I'd come out the same



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starzx said...
on Jul. 3 2019 at 7:05 pm
starzx, Manhattan, New York
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This is great, great job!

on Mar. 19 2015 at 6:28 am
Iamwhoiam17 GOLD, Lake City Fl, Florida
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I really love the way it was written! :) Great job! can you check out some of my poems,please

on Mar. 18 2015 at 11:49 pm
cat_the_creative GOLD, Austin, Texas
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All endings are beginnings

Thank you for reading my poem. I am glad you could understand me.

Kerin said...
on Mar. 14 2015 at 12:19 am
Your poem is very powerful and beautifully written. By powerful, I mean I could actually feel what you were feeling when I read it. I found myself reading it over and over in appreciation of your word choices, order, and writing style. The poem flows extremely well and leaves me wanting more. I love an excellent poem that makes me remember, get in touch with old feelings, and make me appreciate where I am today. Most of us have felt very similar but it takes an artist to write it down in a poem.

angela said...
on Mar. 13 2015 at 11:08 pm
beautiful poem,touches my heart

kate said...
on Mar. 13 2015 at 6:32 pm
awesome poem! Way to tap into a spirit that so much of us understand no matter our age! We've all been there in different ways and as tough as it may get, it makes you a stronger and who you are! XO

on Mar. 13 2015 at 6:06 pm
cat_the_creative GOLD, Austin, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
All endings are beginnings

The title should read Had I Known not has.