I need a timeout

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

Submitted: August 17, 2018

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Submitted: August 17, 2018



I need a timeout:

I've done something I shouldn't 

I need a timeout.

I pushed someone too far

I called them mean names 

I minimized their efforts 

I laughed at their gains

When they were tired I called them lazy

When they were crying I called them weak

I told them if they would just try harder, they could do all the things.

Yes, I've been someone I don't like

Become someone without feeling

I took a beautiful heart, and made fun of its beating 

Too fast, too slow, not good enough by any means

Yes, I need a timeout

Because the person I've hurt..  is me

I need a timeout from false expectations 

A timeout to refocus on my own contemplations

You see, I have value, as do you

So make sure to take a timeout, whenever you need to.

-Robert Leon

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