Understand

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


Understand - Poem
Jensen "Jey" Bodholdt
 
He doesn't understand.
I'm not happy in my own skin.
He doesn't understand.
I hide my pain behind strange men.
 
He doesn't understand.
They don't want to be my friends anymore.
He doesn't understand.
I'm beaten down, fucked up, and poor.
 
He doesn't understand.
This bottle is my friend.
He doesn't understand.
I just want the pain to end.
 
He doesn't understand.
I've lost all reasons to live.
He doesn't understand.
I am too broken to love him.
 
He doesn't understand.
Why I'm always feeling down.
He doesn't understand.
Why I can't just stick around.
 
He doesn't understand.
He will never understand.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
I don't understand.
Why wasn't she happy?
I don't understand.
Didn't she know she could trust me?
 
I don't understand.
I still care about her.
I don't understand.
What happened to forever?
 
I don't understand.
She wouldn't stop drinking.
I don't understand.
She wouldn't stop cutting.
 
I don't understand.
We can never be together.
I don't understand.
I know in my heart I still love her.
 
I don't understand.
I'm sitting here staring at her grave.
I don't understand.
Why couldn't she have been saved?
 
I don't understand.
I will never understand.


Submitted: January 15, 2019

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Bobi Leutschaft Poitras

I love this - both sides of a tragedy. Very well done!

Tue, January 15th, 2019 3:32pm

hullabaloo22

The dual pov is very effective for this poem.

Tue, January 15th, 2019 9:15pm

Aquarius

What a beautiful poem and so true! If only one could reach out more to people who feel like that. If only! I have gone one step further and have added a book by the name 'From Darkness To Light' to my writings. I wonder whether you might care to have a look at it and if you meet someone who is in the desperate you are describing in your poem, show it to them. God and the Angels are with us and part of us, but they can only help us when we ask for it.

God bless and all the best with your writing efforts. What I have seen here is excellent!

With love - Aquarius

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Thu, January 17th, 2019 1:55pm

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