Try to try

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

A piece I wrote back in March of 2009.


Today I am drowning in the promises I never got to keep,

Wishing you was near sleeping here with me.

And so I am lamenting what I’ve done to you,

I blame my youth and pride for not knowing what to do.

It’s not that I can’t live without but I don’t want to try,

From feeling your embrace I have been deprived.

The plot of this story I begin to see,

I’m the antagonist, who’s begging for you, please,

Forgive me…

My love, I try to try to reckon a new start,

And I also try to get you out of my heart.

I try to banish all the tears that I made you shed,

And the hurtful words that to you I said.

It’s pointless when my eyes are trapped inside your eyes,

Baby, to forget you I really try to try.

Some days I reminisce and I do recall,

I never valued you and now it’s all my fault.

I underestimated that you were so strong,

And that of me one day you’d actually let go.

I’m sorry for the wounds but I have come to see,

No matter what I do you won't come back to me.

I hope you see the sorrow coming from my heart,

Mercy is all I’m asking to come from your part.

Believe me…

Submitted: July 11, 2017

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Rehmat Tanzila

Ouch..touched here

Tue, July 11th, 2017 12:38pm

Rehmat Tanzila

Ouch.. touched here in heart ..amazing Jaylisbeth as always..
First one to read and comment ..where's my prize? haha
just kidding

Tue, July 11th, 2017 12:39pm


Lol, thank you my dearest friend.

Tue, July 11th, 2017 6:18am


I believe that you could never be a person people would not want to forgive! Mercy you would certainly obtain from me! Best of luck my good friend, on recuperating the joy of love & friendship you deserve!

Tue, July 11th, 2017 1:10pm


Thank you very much, Spyguy. I am happy to announce that this piece is fiction :)

Tue, July 11th, 2017 6:17am


u have me sobbing at the first line xx

Tue, July 11th, 2017 1:59pm


Awww, thank you very much for reading and taking the time to comment.

Tue, July 11th, 2017 7:20am


This was great, jaylisbeth. One line in particular stood out to me: 'It's not that I can't live without but I don't want to try'. Couldn't this be applied to so many things other than relationships. Anyway, nice write!

Tue, July 11th, 2017 6:07pm


Thank you so much, Hully. That's the beauty about poetry, it's open for any interpretations. It's subjective.

Tue, July 11th, 2017 11:14am

Mike S.

That's okay, J.B--again, not about me, is it?

Tue, July 11th, 2017 6:24pm


Haha! It sure is, Mike. Hoping you can forgive me :)

Tue, July 11th, 2017 2:17pm

Bert Broomberg

Good poem. Very descriptive about the emotions.

Wed, July 12th, 2017 10:20am


Thank you very much, Bert.

Wed, July 12th, 2017 5:07am


So ver relatable that as I read this I feel that these are my thoughts itself

Sun, July 16th, 2017 12:53am


So very relatable that as I read this I feel that these are my thoughts itself . I am surprised that it is not my work.
A Wonderful read probably your best work.
Simply can't describe the feelings.
Every line relates to my life
Thank you!

Sun, July 16th, 2017 12:55am


Thank you very much, dear friend.

Sun, July 16th, 2017 11:47am

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