MARK MY WORDS

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Submitted Date 03/30/2019
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The tears won’t drop

But I feel them brewing

I know it’s for the best.

But how do I leave?

Isn’t there some way I can stay?

Some way it can be fixed?

 

All I need to hear are the right words

But how could I forget,

That was the problem.

They never matched the actions

Empty words meant the world to me

But meant nothing to him.

 

Maybe I was dumb

Young and innocent

But I had been through this before

So maybe it was really love

Or feeling like a missing piece was back

Whatever it was blinded me

I didn’t see what he was doing

I didn’t want to see what was happening

 

I gave him what he needed

Then the love I needed was there

But when I had nothing to offer

Or I was convenient at the time

My phone didn’t ring

and he was nonexistent to me

How could I have fallen for this again?

Why is it so hard for me to walk away

From someone who probably wouldn’t notice.

 

I will get past this

I will be strong

And I will walk away

But the memory of this

Is one that will last

Every move I make in another direction

Will always feel the backwards pull

Waiting for me to fall back.

This will be the last time this happens to me

The last time I’m taken for granted

And the last time I take anything less

Than I deserve.

Mark My Words.

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  • Ellen Gibson 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    ~ Every move I make in another direction will always feel the backwards pull ~ I can feel the emotion in this piece. It must have been close to your heart and rough to write. And yet, the fact that you wrote it is a testament to the strength that you have.So, woman to woman, human to human, heart to heart, I say "Look up! For the sun has arrived and is shining into your soul." In other words, you are a badass queen! So hold your head high and continue to rock the shizz outta this world. ;)

  • David Ross Washington Jr 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    They never matched the actionsEmpty words meant the world to meBut meant nothing to him.
    Unfortunately, some of us have gone through this same thing. This is such an empowering poem. I'm happy you have proclaimed and reclaimed your strength and love for self.

  • Nina Appasamy 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    This is a wonderfully-written poem. It's tragic and relatable and does an effective job at making the reader feel what the narrator is feeling. Well done!

  • Tomas Chough 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    This will be the last time this happens to meThe last time I’m taken for grantedAnd the last time I take anything less Than I deserve. Mark My Words.
    Great ending. I like that grounded feeling the words transmit. It's that sensation of being fed up and learning one of those lessons that makes us a grow a lot. Thanks for sharing Courtney!

  • Kiersten Felch 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    This is a message a lot of young girls need to hear, and to know that they are not alone in what they feel. It is so hard to fight for what you deserve and to risk giving up what is familiar. Thank you for sharing.

  • Miranda Fotia 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    I can relate to this poem so much! Very powerful ending too! Thanks for sharing!