Forget Me

by Jack Nightengale   Feb 18, 2020


Another one has been buried here,
All I can do is shovel the dirt while silence is all that I hear.
Light up another cigarette and pop open another beer,
pour the gasoline and set it aflame while nobody is near.

Can't afford the tombstone just like the rest,
Leaving it an unmarked grave is what's best.
Don't need to remember the name,
Especially when I've always been the one to blame.

Finish my smoke and pick up the shovel again,
Can hide my face when the monster tries to grin.
Dig another hole and throw my emotions in,
Don't need those when there's no heart within.

Sprinkle the ashes of the heart I once had,
I guess this is the worst and nothing else could be this bad,
When was the last time I fell asleep?
Probably been about a week.

You left and I've been stuck in this graveyard,
I can't complain too much cause the work ain't all that hard.
You took the best of me and turned me into the monster you see,
All I want now... Is for you to forget me.

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  • 6 months ago

    by Brittany Ottmo

    Well, I gotta say, this one got added to my favorites list. Loved how deep the image goes and how strong the feelings are. Made me feel like I was the one behind the pen writing those down.
    Great job! ????

  • 7 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    There is shroud of heavy darkness and sadness. Liked the imagery and the unfolding of each stanza. Congrats on the win!

  • 8 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    Ive got no words to describe my love for this poem. Nominated.

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