Shatter My Heart

down you go
spinning down
this contaminated pool
of ignorance
and soaring through
a cloud of naivity
or perhaps indifference.


your carelessness
is contagious.
soon enough
you will see
once i too stop trying.


deliberate or not
whether it is something that you thought
or haven't yet caught
your actions
or lack thereof
shatter my heart.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This poem is something I wrote a while ago but never published. I had a group of "good" friends, who began to make me feel left out, not cared about, and forgotten. It's short and simple- if they don't care to make an effort to be my friend any longer, then I will do the same.

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Morningglory's picture

I think it's a good write.

I think it's a good write. Made me feel all of it. Comes with a pit in the stomach. (although I was already feeling a pit in my stomach from drinking too much coffee today, the feeling of the poem intensified that.)

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nightlight1220's picture

I don't waste my energy on

I don't waste my energy on any relationship where i am in expectation of something back...unless it is strictly a business deal.

...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "


a.griffiths57's picture

    it sounds as though you



it sounds as though you have the right idea. Indeed why bother with those you considered friends and why bother to be theirs. Moving on to new relationships will probably improve things.