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I used to always care
about who was or wasn't there.
I'd stand on the sidelines alone
without a friend to call my own.

As it stands today;
there's just so much I need to say.
Where were you when I was on my knees?
Begging the world, yelling my pleas.

Where were you when I was in the dark?
Hiding my heart, breaking apart.
I suppose I'm just that easy to ignore,
I'm here for your use; nothing more.

I'm sorry to say
but I'm walking away.
My exit is long overdue,
but I'm not sorry I won't miss you.
This is my most recent poem, written today when I was contemplating how many people I've been for that were never there for me.
There's much more that I need to say to them, but this is the gist. :)
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RVFanatic1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
It's true. Sometimes you just have to say enough is enough. People don't always realize what they have until it's gone. It's only when they lose it do they actually begin to appreciate it.
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xfoxfirex Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah the glory days of heart break. Don't miss it. XD But this sure brings back all the angst that comes along with it.
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Miss--Understood Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hahaha, not missing the days of heartbreak? No idea why :P
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SolidMars Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hi there 
on behalf of :iconliterarypublications:
your lovely work has been featured here: Literary Publications Special Feature
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Miss--Understood Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, thank you very much :D
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SolidMars Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :huggle:
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Veyrius Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow. The flow of this poem touches me. In a way, I guess all of us feel like that at some point.. The part that hit me the most was the third stanza, though, because I've experienced being used so many times by the people I called my friend.. They were only ever there when they needed me or when things were looking up for me.. but when I needed a shoulder to lean on, they turned around and walked away. I admit that I still know some who act sorta like that.. but I guess I just don't let them walk all over me anymore. TBH, I think I've become apathetic to the notion of truly connecting with people.. I hope you find someone who would stick with you through everything :) And although I've lost hope in that, I still keep trying. Who knows, maybe I'm just too blind or too hurt to see that there are still decent people.
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Miss--Understood Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Firstly, I want to say thank you and I'm glad that it managed to evoke such emotions. However, I'm sorry that so many people seemed to have treated you this way, but I'm incredibly glad that you aren't allowing people to walk over you anymore. That's the start of finding someone who will be there with you, I think, because it attracts the right people, those that are going to understand you better and know that you are going to be there for them, so long as they can do that for you, as well.
I really hope that you don't give up, and while I don't know you, if you ever need to talk I will listen :)
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Veyrius Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Ahh- no worries. I can deal with people like that- I'm sorta used to them by now, the only difference is I don't let them take advantage of me. :) Thank you for the offer! I might take you up on that one day :D
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Miss--Understood Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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Littlefox911 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Writer
I love this poem because I read it two ways. First, I read that you were tired of the friends that aren't truly there for you, but expect you to be there for them. But then I thought it could also be about a loss of faith. That you are tired of God never answering your prayers. Really enjoyed it.
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Miss--Understood Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I never looked at it from the second way, but I can definitely see it from that perspective now.
Thank you very much :)
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Littlefox911 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks for sharing your piece.
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pytryseck Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
i love the honesty in ur words, no more hurt... just realization it's time to go
great job :)
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Miss--Understood Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you :D
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pytryseck Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
u r welcome :)
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Tomea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Writer
you know it's a brilliant poem when you can feel the hurt and anger and raw betrayal in every single word. those people are scum, dear. just walk away and keep on writing.
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Miss--Understood Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's what I plan to do now.
thank you very much for the feedback :)
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anaios Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A beautiful poem in which you concentrate all the anger you felt towards the ones who let you down, but at the same time the rhyme gives the feeling of an organized mind that can focus its feelings into art. I think I would have written differently some parts of it, but that is just a personal opinion. A great piece of poetry, congratulations!:clap:
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Miss--Understood Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :D
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anaios Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome:D
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angelichope Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Well written, and I can relate!
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Miss--Understood Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you :)
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angelichope Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Very welcome!!!:):):):)

A very bright and happy day to you!!!!!:hug:
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Miss--Understood Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
To you too! :D
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Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Writer
I see a lot of poetry today which reminds me of the past, your words resonate deeply with me and I must say I find this piece somewhat empowering
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Miss--Understood Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad that it managed to evoke that :)
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Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Writer
Anytime my friend
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. I love how you actually make the rhyme work. It creates a unifying force in the words that helps it flow. (Normally, I fine rhyme to be cheesy.) The concept.... the way you present the emotions is awesome. All around, nice job!
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Miss--Understood Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :D
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) You're welcome.
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AcktDecendt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Most of all the rhymes don't feel forced in the slightest. It has a natural rhythm to it.
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Whenever *I* rhyme, it sounds forced. But that just means I admire those who do it well even more. :)
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