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To The One I Got Stuck On

thank you for reminding me that what I want isn't always right no matter how I try to play it in my mind wrong equals wrong and right will always be right

To The One I Got Stuck On is a poem written and shared by The Frustrated Writer to The Ugly Writers under the theme Love for the month of May.

 

To The One I Got Stuck On

 

thank you for reminding me to have patience
patience with replies
patience with waiting
patience with feelings
but patience for someone who sincerely cares

thank you for reminding me that no matter how sweet the words they’re just that… words
each sentence you said kept me in suspense
without realizing I was holding on to nothing else

thank you for reminding me what real presence is
making an effort to text
making an effort to reply
making an effort to listen
and bear with my overthinking mind

thank you for reminding me I can’t get everything I want
even if all I wanted was you
rejection was all I needed to realize it wasn’t you
it’ll never be you

thank you for reminding me that what I want isn’t always right
no matter how I try to play it in my mind
wrong equals wrong
and right will always be right

thank you for reminding me about the art of discretion
without all the secrecy and lies
I wouldn’t have learned that some things I can keep just for myself
you taught me the difference between shame and pride
despite seeming like all I did was lie

thank you for reminding me not all guys are jerks but some of them can be
you showed me how deceiving looks can be
with your shy smile and twinkling eyes
a combination I thought worthwhile

thank you for reminding me that you’re not responsible for what I remember of you
my memories of you were glittered with gold
splattered with rainbows
that covered a dark canvas I couldn’t see

thank you for reminding me I’m better than this
better than you
I deserve more
and who knows maybe you do, too

thank you for reminding me that I lost my way
that the once straight and narrow
can be lost in a haze

thank you for reminding me just how much a coward man can be
you can want and yearn and desire
even be stuck in a loveless marriage
only your mind has the power

thank you for reminding me that funny doesn’t equal sincere
that each line that you shared
was a momentary flicker of the person you somehow could be
and you don’t realize that’s all you ever will be

thank you for reminding me that lust can be sinful
that desire can overpower
that common sense which used to be aplenty
can dwindle down to nothing not even worth a penny

thank you for reminding me my worth doesn’t depend on you
that to truly be happy I need not rely on any man
and if a man should come
that he won’t be anything like you

thank you for reminding me…

 

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Unfinished Business

Broken with Regret

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