Cold Shoulder

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I chose not to tell my friend how I felt about him, for fear of losing our friendship. I lost it anyway.

Do you realize
That you hold my heart
In your hands?

Do you enjoy
That you could destroy me
If you close your fist?

Do you know
That I would follow you
Off a cliff?

I saw you today
I saw you smile
And I thought it was the most beautiful thing
In the world

I went home today
I closed my eyes
I shut the door

Do you have any idea
That with one word
You could change my mind?

How can you know
That you can abort this disaster
With your words?

Silence, they say
Is worth a thousand words
I wonder what words
You're saying to me now

Did you know
That I trusted you?

Did you know
That I respected you?

Did you know
That you're the only one
I've ever trusted like that?

You have made a currency of my trust
It was not worth this much
Until you spent it

You were with me
Every moment
Every instant
You were there

Shame you couldn't stay for the aftermath

Submitted: April 29, 2018

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Tom Sawyer

That was powerful Emma...thank you for sharing that!!!

Mon, April 30th, 2018 3:43am


Glad you enjoyed! :)

Sun, April 29th, 2018 9:04pm


WOW really liked this good job


Mon, April 30th, 2018 9:44am


Thank you!

Mon, April 30th, 2018 3:50am


It is so hard to trust because of just what you have written of here -- betrayal. Excellent poem.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 5:57pm


I felt the same way for months after my friend went radio silent on me. But you realize at one point that you can’t stop trusting because one person broke your trust…that was their loss, ruining your friendship. Also, it helps that I fell in love with the guy, and a year later, his betrayal doesn’t change that at all.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 12:05pm

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