Sharing with Midweek Motif at Poets United.


Friends seem to walk away
And I feel empty
I know I can’t hold on forever
But I wish I knew why
My words are darts at times
They hurt but this silence
It pricks harder, cuts deeper
And I feel so lost
I can accept mistakes I make
I can try never to repeat them
But only if I knew
What they were, when I did
Can I try to right the wrong
Not perfect, this life
But even the imperfections
I wish I knew them enough
To try to perfect them
Little by little by little
Won’t you tell me my wrong
Give me a chance to right
Instead of letting this one
Overwhelm the rights I had
Without my friend
This world feels so hollow
And I … empty … lost

(© 28th July 2015)


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.

16 thoughts on “Untitled”

  1. Sometimes silence is harder to bear than words spoken in anger. Breakdown of communication between people who care about each other is so sad.

    • Yeah. It’d be nice if it could be resolved, Sherry. I’d love that. If it’s that big a problem, then I accept perhaps, but I need to know why. Without knowing, it pricks.

  2. Lovely poem. I dislike unresolved situations or relationships too. But it’s best to forget and move on and watch out for new friends who just may be as good or even better than the old ones.

    • I know. But it’s so hard to forget. If the fault is mine and it cannot be resolved or forgiven, I understand the need for a goodbye. But if it could be and I can try never to let it happen again, then I’d like to know and try to keep the friendship intact. 🙂 I value friendship that much. Even the new ones. Thank you for the kind thoughts, Tulika . Wish you a wonderful Wednesday.

  3. That happened to a friend of mine. She and another lady had been friends (close as sisters) for years. Then, without any warning the other lady pulled away. When confronted she said the friend had hurt her but would not offer the reason why, and even though my friend apologized sincerely, they are not close any longer. Sometimes, it isn’t your fault. Sometimes, you just have to move on and remember the good.

  4. It might sound blunt but… Care for only those who cares for you. Rest of them, leave behind. Not every friend is true to you and be with you for the sake of friendship, except a few. When their means are done they leave silently!

    • Not blunt, but doing that is something I find very difficult. It hurts me, I know too. But I wish I knew why. That might even help me become a better person na? Thank you for the thoughts, Sims. 🙂

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