Stronger Than – Poetry from my past

the arms where I took refuge
the arms that held me close
are the same arms that now push me away
and I thought I mattered to you most

you’re slowly taking my heart
and ripping it to shreds
when I just finished picking up the pieces
now without it I’m as good as dead

the way you used to hold me
and kiss me on my cheek
and say “I love you”
and help me stand when I was weak

all of that has gone away
the passion absent from your eyes
the love that used to be in your heart
to me this is one big surprise

you promised this wouldn’t happen
and I believed it to be true
you said you’d always love me
but a promise is a comfort to a fool

thank you for ripping my heart out
thank you for crushing my dreams
I thought telling you my feelings would be hard
but things are not as hard as they seem


Note: This poem is older than the previous post. It tries to find hope at the end I think. Also, my not so subtle sampling of a Bob Marley lyric.


Published by roseskyewrite

Screenwriter, poet, dreamer Writing accomplishments: • Feature Drama Script “Wonderful” – Winner of Los Angeles Film Awards “Best First Time Screenwriter (Feature)” (June 2018) • TV Drama/Sci-Fi Pilot “Relics” – ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Semifinalist (2018) • TV Drama/Sci-Fi​ Pilot “Relics” –WAN Writers Workshop Finalist (2018) • Feature Drama Script “Wonderful” – Austin Film Festival Second Rounder (2019) • Feature Drama Script “Wonderful” – The Script Lab Free Screenplay Contest Quarterfinalist (2019) • TV Drama/Sci-Fi Pilot “Relics” – WeScreenplay TV Contest Quarterfinalist (2019) • TV Drama/Sci-Fi Pilot “Relics” – Creative World Awards Quarterfinalist (2019) • TV Drama/Sci-Fi Pilot “Relics: - Chicago Screenplay Awards Quarterfinalist (2019)

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