Rust

by Matt Carroll   Oct 16, 2019


A mistake repeated is really a conscious decision
Willingness to neglect those who beg you to listen
Your apologies empty, all those promises so hollow
A real sight to be seen is the guilt trip that follows

It's never your fault, you always redirect the blame
If that doesn't work you just try to make then feel shame
Like if they'd tried harder, you wouldn't beg for their sympathy
Imma stop you right there, prepare for this epiphany

Your narcissistic tendencies are something to behold
We know that you won't ever change, this shit is getting old
Your presence is a poison to those you boldly claim to love
The ones who cry and pray for you for mercy from above

One day they'll all see you, just as I do, as you are
A plague upon their happiness, an open wound that never scars
Hide behind your promises and smiles, it won't last
You be left right where you belong, in memories of past

Your words no longer cut them, your lies no longer bruise
Your stares will not berate them, nor your fists left to abuse
While they live on in happiness, no longer choking on your dust
And without their forgiveness, you'll just slowly start to rust

©Matthew Carroll 2019

3


Did You Like This Poem?

Latest Comments

  • 2 weeks ago

    by C Cattaway

    I love this. A real eye opening, move the hell along type of poem. Great colour.
    Well done x

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    So glad to this nominated. These kind of people narcissist and toxic I can't be around. Nothing is ever their fault and they are master of manipulation and destruction. Thank you for sharing and add to my favorite. All the very best

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Matt this is fab and it read like rap lyrics (to me anyway). I love this straight-up candour and the realisation that this person isn't just making the odd mistake, they're a conscious bully. This certainly put them in their place where they belong! Well done and nominated:-) x
    =^.^=

    • 4 weeks ago

      by Matt Carroll

      There was definitley a beat going on my head when I wrote this, same for the one I posted the day before (see: Always). Thank you for the nomination!

More Poems By Matt Carroll

People Who Liked This Also Liked