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"Cold shoulder."

Melissa M., Salt Lake City, UT By lissa_, Salt Lake City, UT

And so I pretend.
What's wrong with that?
I do it to protect myself
from getting hurt again...

And so I lie.
Don't we all?
I do it because I'm scared
of what the truth means...

This leaves me nowhere-
in case you haven't guessed.
I'm hoping to perhaps fall into a dare,
so I can confess.

This hasn't happened-
in case you thought the truth was out.
I wish the secrets would end.
Although, it might just start a circle of never-ending doubt.

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10 comment(s)
Wow! that was very moving, and very compelling. I liked how you divided the poem into stanzas, it seemed very natural. Great writing!
Jan. 20, 2013 at 2:19 PM • Report
Thank you!(:
Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:53 PM • Report
this is so beautiful, the last line really blew me away
Jan. 19, 2013 at 9:34 PM • Report
Thank you!(:
Jan. 20, 2013 at 2:39 AM • Report
I can relate to this poem. I was the same way. But i got out of it. I like it. The poem flows well and it is relateable to alot of people not just myself. Your a truly gifted writer and i can't wait to read more of your work:)
Jan. 19, 2013 at 7:19 PM • Report
Thanks! That means a lot.(: And yea I'd love it if you read some more of mine! Specifically, "Humbly Beautifl". --indiewriter<3
Jan. 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM • Report
This a really good :) well done :D
Jan. 19, 2013 at 5:32 AM • Report
Thank you!(:
Jan. 19, 2013 at 2:40 PM • Report
I loved this! The descriptiveness was wonderful. if you have time, your feedback would be greatly appreciated! -M
Jan. 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM • Report
Thanks! I'll be sure to check out your work.(: --indiewriter<3
Jan. 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM • Report