Favorite One

I’ve traveled far

to escape your wrath

the way you hate

to see me smile

rain down upon my good deeds

a tirade of criticisms and dismissive jeers.

It still hurts my feelings every time

like a wave of bricks

covering my chest

making it hard to breathe.

For so long,

forever really,

I have longed for you

to see me like

those who were your favorites

who you praised and followed

lifted up into the sky.

Try as I might

I could never achieve

that chosen place within your heart

too far to reach

a mere illusion of my dreams.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Life is for the living and the subject of this poem has chosen life. Bravo for a fine piece of work about overcoming and finding peace.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks billybuc. This poem was inspired by someone I know.


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Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

truthfornow: "The way you hate to see me smile?" What kind of a person is that?

Tremendous the way you expressed your feelings, especially your statement, "like a wave of bricks covering my chest making it hard to breathe."

Believe me, I have learned, you cannot change what a person thinks. There is a verse in the Bible about entering a house in a city and, if rejected, SHAKE THE DUST OFF YOUR FEET, LEAVE, and go to another city. Another author put it this way: LEAVE THE ROOM. The only way to feel better is to not be around a person like that. This is only my opinion.

I have dealt with this kind of hurt. For these people, NOTHING you can do or say is right, never will be.

I don't know you but I feel in my Spirit you are loved by so many people on this planet. I hope you can focus on that and keep in touch with those who truly care.

That being said, this is an excellent hub. You have a great way of expressing pain, and talking to the one who has made you feel this way. Voted UP. Blessings, Sparklea :)


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Many blessings to you Sparklea for your kind and uplifting words. I love to put a poem to the person who has hurt me, even if they never read it, because it is a great release for me to get out all the negative feelings and move onto bigger and better things.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Sorry for the pain you have suffered, truthfornow. I hope your path forward will prove many people a strong support for you.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

teaches12345, thanks for your kind words.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

just like what i said in my poem, i will let you go, it doesn't mean that the choice is of the other person but on one's choice and perspective...we may wish for the star to always shine, but that is not ours to decide...great thought truth...


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for stopping by raciniwa.


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services4all 4 years ago from U.S.

Nice poem. Through this poem the message which you are providing us is fantastic.....keep on posting.

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