I'M FINE!

by Kitty Cat Lady   Sep 18, 2017


I feel like a slave to this lonely beat
The one I keep playing, a tune on repeat
It's the song of my heavy heart that I sing
Every note perfect, the familiar ring

You know that I'm not, but ask if I'm OK
And each time I answer, the same thing I'll say
I'll tell you I'm good, reply that I'm fine
Over and over, rehearsed all the time

For if I was honest and told you what's wrong
We'll get in a quarrel, you'll go on and on
Far easier for me to allow you to think
That nothing has changed, I'm not on the brink

But the record of us is worn out and scratched
The damage too great, I can't reverse back
You and I just became stuck on this loop
And I'm just so weary of jumping through hoops

If I answered you honestly, I'd tell you I'm blue
And you know deep down that what I say is true
But you want to save face, prefer to pretend
Kid yourself thinking that it's not the end

If you don't want the truth, just ask if I'm fine
I promise to keep lying, I'll say the same line
I'll keep on smiling and you pretend you can't tell
But you and I both know, this is living hell.

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  • 1 month ago

    by Matt Carroll

    This was me for a long time, but eventually I had to say enough was enough. Very well written, kudos.

    • 1 month ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks so much Matt, I too reached the 'enough!' stage. Feels like a lifetime ago when I was in this situation and wrote this poem :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 1 month ago

    by William Mae

    Very very good write, pretending is so often easier then just being open when both knows the truth. Sometimes feelings just die. Who knows why. Maybe it’s no ones fault maybe it’s life, maybe one quit trying. When we know the truth for certain there is no denying it. I love the poem.

    • 1 month ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Exactly that William! Thanks so much for your comments, I love that you love it! :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 1 month ago

    by Noureddine

    I really enjoy reading your poems..you have such easiness in assembling words just like a carpet maker joining thread ro thrwad in a nice harmony...I will pleases to read you everytime.

    • 1 month ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments Noureddine, I really appreciate them :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 6 months ago

    by Phoenix ¥

    This poem is fantastic and really struck a chord with me. Leaves me with so many questions about how you really feel!!

    • 6 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Haha. Thanks Natasha :-)
      It reflects that awful time at the end of a relationship when you both know it's over but neither one has been brave enough to call it a day, so you skirt around each other pretending to be fine. More or less. I took the plunge and called it but it's hard.
      Thanks for your comments :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 9 months ago

    by Artur Kraus

    Beautiful piece about the thought process of the one being asked and the one asking..
    "I'm fine" saves a lot of trouble, which is what the one asking is most likely after - a quick way out.
    Too bad this question and answer can't be taken seriously

    • 9 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Exactly Artur ... a silly game but played all too often! Thanks for your comments :-)
      =^.^=

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