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Rejection, a poem

Updated on March 20, 2010
lifeless tree
lifeless tree

 

You didn’t care

When it seemed to matter the most

That you should

 

Maybe I’m going crazy

Or you’re just not at all

 

Rejection is mine and

Vengeance is the Lord’s

And I just sit here to take it all in

 

I need your smile maybe

To cover up that wound of

Unbreathed bitterness

 

All I need is

To be someone else’s

Someone and only

Only if I’m still

Breathing by tomorrow

 

The sea rolls and the sea scrolls

It never ever stops

But I did at the edge

At the brink of the universe

Breathing my last breath

By the sea under a moon and two stars

They feel so far away now

Or maybe I’m the faraway one

Without a mailbox

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      Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan

      GirlieOnTheEdge, thanks so much for reading! :D

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      GirlieOnTheEdge 6 years ago

      Enjoyed your poem very much - the rhythm, subject... I found it very interesting that each "paragraph" is a complete thought and micro-poem in and of itself. Will be reading more Rose West.

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      Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan

      Ali-Mostofizadeh, I'm glad you enjoyed reading!

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      Ali-Mostofizadeh 6 years ago

      I forgot to say I like the title of your poem.

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      Ali-Mostofizadeh 6 years ago

      Beautiful poems and awesome thoughts. Sometimes philosophic....

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      Rose West 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for reading! If you would like to read more of my poetry, you can follow the link above the ratings bar.

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      McMensah 7 years ago

      Wow! I am blessed with this womderful poem. you are a star amd proud of you...have you other poems? Shalom

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      viveresperando 7 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      very beautiful poem...

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      Rose West 7 years ago from Michigan

      Kavita, thank you so much for visiting! I'm glad you enjoyed this :)

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      Kavita Trivedi-Kapoor 7 years ago from London

      Very deep and meaningful. I like the journey this took me on

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      I'm glad you liked it, Nikki. Just remember not to find rejection in more places that you should (which I do).

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      Nikki Wicked 8 years ago from Louisiana

      i really like this. kinda how i feel. i too have been rejected a lot (by the ones i loved.)

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      pinkhawk, thank you for reading... I'm glad it spoke to you :)

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      pinkhawk 8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      ...sad but truly a heart pinching poem... :)

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      SamAntone, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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      SamAntone 8 years ago

      I liked that imagery at the end.

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for stopping by, annie laurie! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      annie laurie 8 years ago from England

      I really liked this poem and the photograph of the lifeless tree

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for reading, westpointfb20!

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      westpointfb20 8 years ago from California

      Very well written : )

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks so much, 2uesday! The sea is a neverending inspiration. And I won't give up! :)

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      2uesday 8 years ago

      Rose I like this especially the last stanza that begins ... the sea rolls and the sea scrolls. Do n't give up writing- this has a quality to it that I like.

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks, Dohn, I really appreciate that! And thank you for enjoying my poem :)

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      You're the only Rose West that I know! I really enjoyed this poem, especially its artistic lyricism. Sad yet beautiful. Thank you.

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      Glad you enjoyed it, poetlorraine.

      Do you mean my pen name? I chose it and posted it before I realized that it was someone else's real name. I have no connection to the other Rose West whatsoever.

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      poetlorraine 8 years ago

      enjoyed that, you have a famous name

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