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Somebody That I used to know: A Poem

Updated on February 12, 2012
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.

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      ralwus 7 years ago

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

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      catalystsnstars 7 years ago from Land of Nod

      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.

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      George J Hardy 7 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.

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      Moulik Mistry 7 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      Wonderful writing, very well done...

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      Victor Mavedzenge 7 years ago from Oakland, California

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

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      catalystsnstars 7 years ago from Land of Nod

      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.

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      heymcs 7 years ago from Utah and DC

      Wow - very powerful and moving.

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      deepanjana 7 years ago

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

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      precy anza 5 years ago from San Diego

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

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      catalystsnstars 5 years ago from Land of Nod

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

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      Larael 5 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! :)

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      catalystsnstars 5 years ago from Land of Nod

      @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.

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      Larael 5 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! :)

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