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Ego Games, and Misunderstanding.
(The Death of A Friendship.)
Abandon ship and run away...
Abandon this and come away...
Clean. Unscathed, or so you choose
But believe, with knowledge of your
one question rises in priority:
When has quick dash masked the
that running has on your character?
For tired feet make for strong lungs,
but increased breath shall continue
make for longer screams when you
and see your past self in the mirror
So vain from the stains of your past
You disregard the depth of the glass
and see only that you do not want
"A beverage you still choose to
assume is truly being offered when I
know how badly it affects you."
So quick to believe that all I think
And would want you for myself
help you break free of your ghosts:
The memories that haunt you the
So, you run when you think love is
the liquid served
And point verbal guns at me because
I deserve it, right?
I deserved this?
Though my methods were
the progress was all intentional
Because you spoke before choosing
It was electric for me to witness you
So, I applied more pressure just to
you get better, but you began to
I truly wanted "us" together...
Still, that is not true...
All I cared about was you learning to
with the real that everybody goes
And yes, I really thought that this
Exploiting demons of your mind to
the fight within your chest...
But all you could see was my face
as a guy trying to trap you back in
the same place.
So, you cut me down then shut me
But my plan, was more tough love
I believed your mind would never let
me fool you
My stand was that to emotionally
would leave you seeing that your
nothing less than bulletproof!...
"But this is not me helping you,
This is not me caring for your best
No, this is just another ploy from my
Despite my true intentions, all you
to see in my ego.
According to you, that is all I care
But all you saw was the lines said
And could not read between the lines
You grew stronger every day
Then chose to run away
The tragic end is our friendship
is what I find dead.
Instead of the old you...
Still, I do not point all the blame
I knew the pain behind your name
And still chose to play a game...
But it was working!...
You began to deal with your past
Which soothed me and helped you
whatever you see.
Or thought you understood.
But my intentions were good
I just pushed you harder faster
than I realize I should...
But you were truly so amazing
Fighting past demons, bravely
I got excited by the progress
I grew used to seeing daily...
And I wanted you change
Because you wanted to change.
You spoke about yourself
so badly that it drove me insane,
as your true friend...
So, I pushed too hard
Though I pushed you far,
I pushed much too hard...
And I regret that...
But only that and nothing else
Because I believe that strength
comes from what people have left
And though I have to accept
that to my voice you've gone deaf...
"I was NEVER in love with anything
but hoping YOU would LEARN to