Not Everyone Wants To See You Thrive

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


Written by James Ntivane

In the quietest part of the night, 

When you hover between dark and light, 

Wondering if you can float away on dreams, 

Hoping they won't turn into screams.

What seemed as a goal has been spiralling downstream.


So I've been told" you are useless",

Shifting my mind to truculence, 

Which has brainwashed my heart to be truceless.

My mentality became that of a failure,

Was made to believe I can't make it,

My dreams were now a horror.

Those meant to encourage you,

Are the ones holding a grudge.

Instead of supporting your dreams,

They block all of your streams.

Glancing at every chance of you falling,

Because they have been waiting for you to come crawling.

It is true people can make you or break you.

Standing by the sides pretending to praise you.

In their hearts they've already erased you,

Simply because they can't stand your breakthrough.

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©2021 James Ntivane

Submitted: July 28, 2021

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a true and good poem about how people are blocking you because they can't believe or can't tolerate that you might succeed. the world is full of such bad people who just stand in your way. I am glad you put that into words.

Wed, July 28th, 2021 12:41pm


Excellent poem. There is a real punchy rhythm that does a great job of showing the devastation people can cause.

Wed, July 28th, 2021 6:42pm

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