The Greatest Robbery

by Baby Rainbow   Aug 24, 2015


I crawl through memory lane
on my hands and knees,
searching for reasons for this sudden eviction
that makes us remain estranged.

My blind heart has been digging for the truth
since you took your love away,
and I hear this voice inside of me,
telling me that I was always second best.

Our love seemed so strong,
but perhaps that was an illusion I fooled myself with,
because I have never been so wrong.

You scooped out my soul,
which I spent years trying to keep buttoned up,
an exposed it to be betrayed by your dishonesty.

I don't know why you can't accept me as I am,
when I am even finally learning to accept myself.

And I keep crawling through memory lane
on my hands and knees,
but all I can see through the rubble
is debris from the greatest robbery.

Saffie
24

14/8/15

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  • 2 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Wow this is powerful and heartbreaking and I can so relate to it. How can we expect others to accept us when we ourselves at times having trouble accepting ourselves. This poem feels like it was written for me. It took me a very long time to finally accept me as for who I am while others still having trouble to accept me for the true me. I have learned to be fine with that but it did bother me in the past. Keep reminding yourself you are beautiful and it does not matter if others accept you. Remain true to yourself and look how gifted you are.

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Stanzas 4 and 6 are truly wonderful, Saffie. The whole poem is excellent, but those two particularly impressed. "You scooped out my soul....." - superb, and emotional and the poem's last two lines really impacted on me.