I Hurt Myself By Hurting You

by Gem   Dec 19, 2006

I know there are times when I treat you so bad
I don't give you the love and respect you deserve
There are some hurtful and cruel things I say
That can make you cry when I hit that nerve

I never mean the words that spill out
It's the heat of the moment, a ridiculous fight
Half the time I speak up without thinking
And afterwards I feel ashamed and contrite

I'm first to admit, I can be cruel with my tongue
What I say can knock your heart askew
I take my pain and rage out on someone I love
It's true; I hurt myself by hurting you

We always make it up to my great relief
Cos I'm so scared one day I'll go to far
I have so many demons arguing in my head
Yet you've always been there with love in your heart

I guess in a way I just still can't believe
That you would love someone as messed up as me
You know about my past and everything that went on
Yet you picked me up and brushed off the debris

We've come this far despite everything
I love you Marcus and that will never change
The fights, the words, they all just prove...
Nothing can break the vows we exchanged ©


(For a contest... and Marcus is the most wonderful guy I've ever met...)


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  • 10 years ago

    by David

    Gosh, this was excellent, i loved it, it told me of a story, and i got to thinking i am a little harsh sometimes. i hurt the one i love. and now i'm trying to get her back. but this stirred emotions in me. well done.

    5/5 david

  • 10 years ago

    by Nee

    Wonderful piece =)

  • 10 years ago

    by Somber Esprit

    Another amazing peice! i especially loved the lines :
    "I guess in a way I just still can't believe
    That you would love someone as messed up as me"
    i think a lot of people can relate to that!
    really lovely poem! truly wonderful.

  • 11 years ago

    by Kelsie

    This is really good

  • 11 years ago

    by Karl Wild GG23

    I understand what you mean when you say you hurt yourself by hurting him. Im an arguement we don't think before we just yell things out, and sometimes i think we're actually trying to hurt there feelings in a way. We know everything about the person good and bad and it makes it that much easier to upset them with our words. Fantastic poem as always, amazing flow and word choice, 5/5 GG23