Somebody That I used to know: A Poem

Son of Man by Sue Rene Magritte
Son of Man by Sue Rene Magritte

Somebody I used to know

You looked like standing in the rain

Eyes drying up but I couldn’t tell

My mind was racing with your heart as well

Somebody I used to know

Asking me why it happened this way

But I couldn’t answer such a question with grace

The rain pounded as your heart began to race

Somebody I used to know

Stood at my doorway with red eyes and malicious intents

Mad thoughts and an angry heart

You, all, but ready to tear me apart

Somebody I used to know

Left hand prints upon my bones

Tittered a little to the left

As he pounded hard into my cleft

Somebody I used to know

Is driving away with the police lights

I thought I knew him, but that’s when WE were

That was before, because now I don’t care.

More by this Author


Comments 13 comments

ralwus 6 years ago

I'm sorry. You put it so well and i hope you have found another much better.


catalystsnstars profile image

catalystsnstars 6 years ago from Land of Nod Author

Thank you ralwus but this was not about me. This was about an abusive relationship that I was too close to and personally witnessed. You could say I wrote it for a friend, thank you though.


George J Hardy profile image

George J Hardy 6 years ago from Southern New Jersey

Sometimes we don`t really know the people around us very well.Even those who are closer can be something other than who we think they are. Life teaches us as we go along; your poem reflects this well.


Moulik Mistry profile image

Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Wonderful writing, very well done...


Alladream74 profile image

Alladream74 6 years ago from Oakland, California

Such a moving poem,may there be sun to your path


catalystsnstars profile image

catalystsnstars 6 years ago from Land of Nod Author

Thank you all for your very encouraging comments, I will take it and use it well.

@alladream74 thank you for the sun in my path, needed it.


heymcs profile image

heymcs 6 years ago from Utah and DC

Wow - very powerful and moving.


deepanjana profile image

deepanjana 6 years ago

i like the way you write, your words are so powerful!


precy anza profile image

precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

Great poem. And somehow walks me into the scene too. :)


catalystsnstars profile image

catalystsnstars 4 years ago from Land of Nod Author

@precy anza, as long as you didn't get hurt walking into the punch scene. :)


Larael profile image

Larael 4 years ago

I love this poem! It's a wonderfully powerful hub. :) Great refrain, it reminds me of that great song. Have you heard it? There's a wonderful cover made by a band called Walk Off the Earth. Anyways, I think my favorite portion of your poem would be "Stood at my doorway with red eyes and malicious intents/ Mad thoughts and an angry heart/You, all, but ready to tear me apart." It almost feels like a memory of my own. Wonderful work! :)


catalystsnstars profile image

catalystsnstars 4 years ago from Land of Nod Author

@Larael My brother put that song as his status on facebook a while ago to to his girlfriend, and I found it odd, but didn't listen to it. And now i'm going to.

Listening to it right now actually, and I really like it! Thanks, music video is interesting too.


Larael profile image

Larael 4 years ago

OMG, Keep an eye on the guy to the far right. He looks so terribly bored and aggravated. I thought it was funny. I do like that they all play it on one guitar! :)

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working