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Poem - I'm Not The Answer

Updated on December 10, 2010

Everybody wants somebody
I can see it in their eye
They'll love any star at night
Just to be a part of the sky

I'm nobody's future
I just clutter up their past
They have their memories
They just want one to last

Don't look at me
Just walk on by
I'm not the answer
I'll only make you cry

It's best to be alone
You know the reasons why
Nobody gets hurt
Nobody has to lie

Stop dreaming for love
You know how it ends
Today we're lovers
Tomorrow not even friends

Don't look at me
Just walk on by
I'm not the answer
I'll just make you cry

I'm better being your fantasy
Not your reality
It's so easy to pretend
That I'll make your troubles end

Don't look at me
Just walk on by
I'm not the answer
I'll just make you cry

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Little Kim - yes and even I, the great Suburban Poet forgets this....

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      Little Kim 6 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

      Yes it does. Shouting gets you no where.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Little Kim - I've always known that a whisper gets peoples attention and keeps their interest more than a shout....

      https://hubpages.com/politics/Protest-Living-witho...

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      Little Kim 6 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

      Thank you! To be heard you don't have to shout out loud, You don't have to be the most colorful to stand out from the crowd.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @little Kim - thank you and if you are a one in a million girl then you are very special....

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      Little Kim 6 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

      They'll love any star at night just to be a part of the sky" All I need is a little of your time and I know you will choose me out of the millions of others.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @kathryn,

      No! Never! Ahhhh.. ok... besides I have a cough this morning so I need to chill..

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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      Perhaps you need a short break!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Kathryn,

      Yes especially for someone who typically pursues women with much vigor...

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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      It's hard, sometimes, to do nothing

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Yep... sometimes we just have to wait...

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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      Redemption is always there if we perceive it,but tough getting there!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Kathryn... Don't look at me is not about an abuser but about someone who will let you down... he knows it and he wants to stop it before it starts... certainly being abused can turn you into a "don't look at me" kind of person. It's a sad little story and marks a particular moment in a person's life. Hopefully redemption awaits.

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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      It reminds me of a book I was reading as I am sick so couldn't find any thing else.It's called something like "Thr intimate terrorist" and the big point is that love makes us all very anxious.Some fear being engulfed and some fear being abandoned.You can guess which way round it is.I must find the proper details as he links terrorism to our personal lives,the way partners or lovers now treat each other.

      I think your poem is beautiful and lyrical.I like to write that way.So thanks for writing it.Kathryn

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      The Suburban Poet 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Hi 2uesday... thank you for commenting and voting.... I wish I could think musically like I can lyrically... but this was intended to be a song...

      By the way you gave good advice on "cracked's" poem...

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      2uesday 7 years ago

      As I read this I was impressed by the flow of the poem as well as the words. When I read the comments and agree about the song idea. I would not have noticed it myself because I am not gifted with understanding music but once pointed out it is obvious. Voted up and beautiful.

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      The Suburban Poet 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Hi acaetnna,

      I don't know if it's true... I feel I'm a loner who can give only so much and I'm capable of making a girl feel lonely... "it not you it's me"

      Don't let me influence your optimistic outlook on love. We need your perspective.

      Thank you AGAIN...

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Gosh I am wondering if this is true! Great lyrics and I love the rhythm. You definitely need to put your words to music.

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      The Suburban Poet 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you b... again... I appreciate your comments on all my hubs...

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      This poem sounds very Country to me...nice rhythm to it, thanks for the tune!

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      The Suburban Poet 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you chspublish... if I keep being so honest I won't be able to get a girl to look my way! They'll say thanks but no thanks!

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      chspublish 7 years ago from Ireland

      Great writing. I really enjoyed the honesty. Thanks for the poem.

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      The Suburban Poet 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Vern... are you a shrink? Ha... sometimes I just wonder what's the point... I can be such a great boy friend that first year then I kind of lose something and then compromise and pain and dreams all form some sort of soup that turns bitter.... it doesn't have to be that way for everyone... I've felt the exhilaration of love... and the complete failure... this one is about a moment of true introspection and honesty about where I was at the time...

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      The Suburban Poet 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you garrett for following me and the FANTASTIC comment!

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      Vernon Bradley 7 years ago from Yucaipa, California

      uGH!! oUCH! Where do you live? Make an appointment with me!!! Not that I'm an expert!! Thanks for sharing and the poetry. That's what's awesome about poetry, so much to express, the joy the pain, the all.

      Vern

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      garrett5661 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I LOVE this!!! Very much a lyrical poem. Fantastic!

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      The Suburban Poet 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Yeah... maybe... you know... I guess it depends on what stage of life you're in....

      Thanks etna...

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      Yasmeen Anwer 7 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

      Commitment Phobia? :) I see a lot of people flagging signs of "i am not good enough" "you deserve better" when all they are doing is projecting their own subconscious mind!!!

      Really good lyrics, very hummable..

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      The Suburban Poet 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thanks ralwus,

      I always consider myself a great date, a decent boyfriend and a lousy husband... the staying power of a long-term relationship eludes me so I guess I put the sign out so the girls can at least know what they're up against....

      It seems I need an incredibly loyal woman.... That fiddle sounds good... we can add some redemption in there too for lyrics if need be...

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      The Suburban Poet 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Rosie for commenting... yeah this is a song... I just need to retitle it...

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      Don't put yourself down like that. Honest is not always so good. Someone can still love ya. Put this to music and play the fiddle with it too.

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      Rosie Rose 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Hiya Suburban, yeah sounds like song lyrics to me too. Nice song or poem. I enjoyed reading it.

      Have a nice day,

      Rosie

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      The Suburban Poet 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      aware,

      You know... I think this was supposed to be a song but I forgot and called it a poem... thanks just the same....

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      aware 7 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

      i sense songs in many of your poems. are these lyrics? do poems come to you in song? thats how alot of mine come to me. .. anyway nice poem.

      ray