Hello my name is distance (call me a cynic baby)

by Espoirfailed   Jun 23, 2007

Nothing's built to last
And nothing stays the same,
You can call me a cynic baby,
But that's my middle name.
You told me not to feel the flame,
But the desire was, oh, too much.
There's only so much "look but don't touch"
A girl can take.
And I want not only to have my cake and eat it,
I want yours as well.
Don't you know?
I got hurt last time, and I'm not prepared to risk it again,
Call me a cynic baby,
But that's my middle name.

I only speak the truth, and we all know that hurts sometimes,
Like those "secrets" you spread with a poison,
And rub it in like some dirty mixture.
Or the friends that you hate, whilst
I was always ahead,
You were always one step too late.

And do you remember me?
I think my name was distance.
But it got lost along the way // maybe I lost myself //
You were a ladder I used to get higher,
I was a snake that only got you worse.
And we're back to this analogy of fire,
It's so overused, but so are you.
I played you like a game,
You can call me a cynic baby,
But that's my middle name.


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  • 14 years ago

    by Prophecies In Kodak

    This poem was actually kinda catchy, haha. I was reading the beginning and even though it was sad I was smiling at how well it flowed together. The poem is touching and sad and it points out flaws on both sides. Kind of gives you both sides of the spectrum. There's a lot between the lines that no one can understand but you, but you havent put them into metaphor form. Just left them for the reader to imagine and make them anything they want to their selves.

    This poem was sad, indeed. But it had hints of strength inside of it that I really admire. (who sounds like a groupie now? haha) This was a moving piece and normally I hate the "baby" in a poem, as it is a useless filler to me. But you wrote all of this well and that tied the poem together. You changed my mind on poetry. (:

    Incredibleeee job.

  • 15 years ago

    by Midnight Sun

    This comment is for you entering my very drawn out contest so thank you VERY much for your entry.

    Yeah, I totally and completely love this poem! I mean the entire attitude was perfect, and I was listening to Pink in the background so the attitude in your poem even had theme music! Lol! But truly amazing job! Especially about Cynic being your middle name. Perfect! :) 5/5 without a doubt! :)
    ~Midnight Sun

  • 15 years ago

    by NyellMoonlight

    -Nothing's built to last
    And nothing stays the same,
    You can call me a cynic baby,
    But that's my middle name.-
    ^ My favorite lines.
    Whole poem is powerful, the wording in it is superb and I like it from the beginning to the end.
    You created great atmosphere and imagery through the piece.

  • 15 years ago

    by Solus

    Sadly reminds me of someone I pushed away. One who said she'd never let that happen. Oh well, very good peom. But I think you already knew that.

  • 15 years ago

    by .K.i.T.t.Y.

    Your wording was the very best part of the poem. wait to go!