Rejection Is The Best Thing You Can Give Me

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
taken from my book, "Thought Whereabouts"

Submitted: November 17, 2015

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Submitted: November 17, 2015



Rejection Is The Best Thing You Can Give Me


And here I am

__a dying man

I don't know why

__I gotta die

I'd dig the dirt

__that I've been dished now

But I don't know how

Sing with me

__until I sleep

"All the dying

__know it's all gonna break"


But here I am

__a struggling man

Too tempted to never go back

__to how things were

I don't hope you're thinking of me

I just hope you've forgotten

__me by now

Let the worms crawl in my head

Way before I'm even dead

How 'bout now?

I could suffer already

__if that's how things are supposed to be


I leave the world to rot

With one drop of the dot

And I crawl into a bed

__of nails that poke me

When the letter I sent you

__reaches your eyes

____I just know it'll be goodbye

Because I'm just "Mr. Sensitive"

And that is ugly

So mark my words

"I'm here to die"


I won't suffer without you though

So I will make sure I stay around you

Just never saying a word

It doesn't matter that much

But I'll heal the cuts

I'll even remember

__the way we used to speak

Down the street

Down on me

As over as forever now

Just let the silence kill me

I'll be the way you want me to be

Without you entirely


There is no truth to be known

Just that I'm all alone

Because you seem to see fit

__that you can't have anything to do with me

I will lie here

__like a lizard

And I will drown here

__in thee awkwardness

____that is you and I

And as my heart crashes

__like waves on a beach

____over and over again

______you'll watch me die

________when this is all done


The screaming of pain

Runnin' thru the traffic

The marveling onto a better topic

Whatever has become of me

__I know there'll be a better

____some one else

______waiting to be mine

________because you won't

Some one who actually gives two cents

And doesn't just tell me to "get bent"

Like you always did



D. L. Cannon

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