ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing

I was never good enough

Updated on July 29, 2015

Fallen Angel

I sorted my breath for you

instead

a lingering cloud covered my head

I cried out loud for you

in hope

the glance you gave me

widowed my scope

I sent my voice to you

in which

you scattered the sound

of my heart-felt pitch

I left my mind for you

in case

sweltering of love

returned an ember embrace

I go away

from you

in sorrow

saying goodbye to the road you must follow

Tomorrow or maybe the day after

I relight my torch

seeing the fool I really am

for thinking

one second

you would take one short moment

spending your precious time

slow dancing

with a woman

sentenced to die

one more death

as a fallen angel

"Fix You" lyrics by Coldplay

"Fix You"

When you try your best, but you don't succeed

When you get what you want, but not what you need

When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep

Stuck in reverse


And the tears come streaming down your face

When you lose something you can't replace

When you love someone, but it goes to waste

Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home And ignite your bones


And I will try to fix you


And high up above or down below

When you're too in love to let it go

But if you never try you'll never know Just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home And ignite your bones


And I will try to fix you


Tears stream down your face

When you lose something you cannot replace

Tears stream down your face And I...

Tears stream down your face I promise you I will learn from my mistakes

Tears stream down your face And I...

Lights will guide you home And ignite your bones


And I will try to fix you


http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/coldplay/fixyou.html


© 2013 ocfireflies

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ocfireflies profile image
      Author

      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Cat,

      Thank You for your comments and support. And yeah, even now when I read back over the poem, I feel the hurt and the betrayal.

      Best Always,

      Kim

    • Cantuhearmescream profile image

      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Kim,

      This is absolutely beautiful and real. For me, I can certainly relate and each word was like you pulled it from my heart. Even when these moments become memories, they still leave their mark and the feelings are easily remembered.

      Beautiful!!!

      Up, awesome and beautiful!

      Cat

    • ocfireflies profile image
      Author

      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Kym,

      Thank you!

    • profile image

      Kym 4 years ago

      Speechless. I can so relate to what it is like to be in an abusive relationship. Thank You.

    • ocfireflies profile image
      Author

      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Benton,

      You are my hero.

      : )

    • profile image

      Benton Arnschluke 4 years ago

      Such powerful poetry..."ember embrace" The rhythm of the lines which constitute the final sentence of the poem really packs a punch.

    • ocfireflies profile image
      Author

      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Maria,

      Always thankful for hugs and appreciate the support.

      Thanks for reading and responding.

      Kim

    • marcoujor profile image

      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Powerful, emotive and incredibly sorrowful.

      Kim, Wonderful to read you are no longer beating yourself up. Mission accomplished, in that this reader could feel every tender word.

      Voted UP and ABI. Big hugs, Maria

    • ocfireflies profile image
      Author

      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Fossillady,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting on the poem.

      Kim

    • Fossillady profile image

      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Reading through the comments,I understand your message better and your pain expressed really comes through . . .

    • ocfireflies profile image
      Author

      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Max,

      As I mentioned in the description, this poem came as a result of going through a divorce. I got out of the emotional abusive relationship so I no longer beat myself up over it. On the one hand, it makes me feel as if I am accomplishing something, if readers feel the poem. The poem (written a long time ago) did serve to wash the negativity from my system. Thanks again for reading my work. Kim

    • Max Havlick profile image

      Max Havlick 4 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Kim, you never have to be "good enough" for anyone but yourself! Even then it can be a poor standard if it rests on unrealistic expectations of yourself.

      Of course, these separations hurt, really hurt, esp. the first ones, and your unusual poem does convey that, but I just don't want you beating up on yourself because someone else couldn't see the value you bring to the table.

      Poetry, however, is one of the best ways to wash this kind of thing out of one's system, so you're on the right track.

      Continued best.

    • ocfireflies profile image
      Author

      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Sweet Pete and Micky Dee,

      Thanks for the comments. Thanks for stopping by.

      Kim

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 4 years ago

      Very beautiful. Heart tugging real life. Thank you for capturing these feelings.

    • profile image

      Sweet Pete 4 years ago

      Too much wasted largess!

    • ocfireflies profile image
      Author

      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I love you, too.

    • profile image

      Ann 4 years ago

      I could cry, I feel your pain love you now and for evermore.

    • ocfireflies profile image
      Author

      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much! I appreciate you. Kim

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      You expressed frustration so well I could feel it.