The Reason

I said I hated you
The way you never
Tried to understand
What did follow
Was silence between

I was the reason
Things went unseen

I said you didn’t care
For that relation
Between us, never
Tried to continue the
Love that always held

I was the reason
Things never gelled

I said nothing when
You walked away that
Fateful day; or when
You called me just
To try and explain

I was the reason
For all of my pain

I wish I’d said more
Spoken from heart
Perhaps then you’d
Have listened; we’d
Have had a new start

I realize now dear
Silence can offend
I was the reason
Friendship did end

Still a part of you
Is always in my heart
Can I be that reason?
For another start

For Theme Thursday – Reason
For Big Tent Poetry
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Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

44 thoughts on “The Reason”

  1. “I was the reason
    To inspire my frends
    Pen down Haiku or
    Acrostic or Poems”

    You can add this also…
    Such a lovely thought…

    –Someone Is Special–

    • sometimes Vivienne, the silence that comes when one is expecting a quick worded patchup is more offensive I feel. because there is expectation that you’ll say what you feel, rather than take it in your stride and be silent.!

  2. Oh the regrets and how long we carry them. I like the structure of your poem and the couplet refrain after the stanza. It emphasizes how we often go back to the same place and wish we’d done it differently,


    • yeah, most of the times, we wish that we’d done it differently for sure.. but we don’t always get that second chance 🙂
      sometimes, one deserves a second chance..!

      glad u liked both structure, and refrain 🙂 thanks very much, Elizabeth..!

  3. How often we blame ourselves for something vile! And sometimes, it’s partly true too!
    But then again, there is always scope for a fresh beginning.. yet again…
    Nice one, Leo.. really liked the hopeful way you have ended the poem..

  4. Dunno why , but after reading your poem , experienced something different .. I was waiting for these words from one of my friend and how I wished that person could say that , though not in the awesome way like you .. 🙂

    Coming to the poem , well for whomsoever you have written , I am sure once that person reads this , they will give you an another chance sure , because nobody would like to lose a friend like you ! 🙂

  5. I appreciate the sentiments expressed Leo, yes, taking responsibility of relationships is indeed very courageous and show what a kind heart you have.. you may be missing someone but trust me that someone must be missing you more.. only making a confession or speaking truth is what not everyone can do..all the best for a fresh start.. you inspire Leo..thanks! Be around always in this magical space..

  6. To whomsoever you may be addressing, I sincerely hope that friend understands your plight as it is beautifully expressed in your poem. Good Luck!! 🙂

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