Time will tell

by Em (marmite)   May 2, 2019

I've been holding on...
way too tight these past few weeks

willing things were different;
realising they're not,
picking fights constantly
then simultaneously
apologising for my outbursts

I understand now
I'm clutching at straws,
these days -
they're out of my reach too.

I aimed for things to be different

but I always declared that I was no good for you,
unfortunately, this time I'm right.



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  • 1 month ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    As sharp as this is, it shows you wear your heart on your sleeve. Hearts are fragile and yours needs TLC.
    Hugs, Em. Xx

  • 2 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    I truly love your honesty and the way you express yourself. Hugs to you

  • 2 months ago

    by Daniel

    I adore the stanza about ‘clutching at straws’. This is sad, and powerful.

    ‘willing things were different;‘

    Small grammatical issue. Should read ‘wishing’ or ‘willing things to be different’ though!

  • 2 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Nominated, Em.

  • 2 months ago

    by Shruti

    I love this poem, and the ending is so heartbreaking. You have such an easy way of expressing everything in few words! I love the way you write!

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