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Speak To Me (Poem)

Updated on July 10, 2013

EXPOSED!

Here's a little message that people should live by: THOU SHALT NOT STEAL!

As a writer, I work hard to deliver and improve my writing. These are my thoughts, ideas, and words. Now, I understand being inspired by other people's work (believe me, I know!), but there is no excuse to steal and claim someone else's work.

Where are you going
with your head bowed down
your shoulders hunched over
ashamed to even look me in the eyes?
I know the world gets to you
You feel that your feet are dragging
Your life isn't the way you want it to be

Please don't do that
Don't shut me out
Please don't push me away
Don't push me aside
I don't want to be on the sidelines
waiting for this head on collision

You have to know that I understand
You have to believe that I've been there
Where you've been standing
wondering if hope is lost
I see all the signs lingering inside of you
as they had lingered within me

So don't you hide from me
Don't you go pulling away from me now
Just sit down right there
Tell me what is going through your mind
Your heart is shattering in your eyes
How long have you kept this inside
How long have you let this fester

I just want you to know
You're not alone
I want you to know
I'll be standing
right here
I'll be
your shield
I'll be
your sunlight
When the night
refuses to end
I'll be
the one to
carry you
when the world
overwhelms you
And you can't find
the steps you need to take

Too many people have let you down
So many prayers you have cried out
Have been left unanswered
You're so tortured inside
The way the hurt within you
is reflecting on the outside
And I can no longer pretend
That there's nothing wrong

It's hurt me to see you like this
I can only imagine what lurks
Behind the hidden recesses
Of your shattering heart
I can only imagine how it feels
It doesn't compare I know
It doesn't compare to imagination

I could be your answer
to your unanswered prayer
Maybe, I can be the guiding light
To lead you back to the surface
So you can breathe again
I won't let you drown
I won't let you drown
Darling, I won't let you down

Just let it out
Just let it all out
I just need you to
let out the words
you've buried deep down
bleeding you out from the inside

I want to bind your wounds
So would you let me?
Would you let me in?
Speak to me, darling
Just speak to me

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    • MaeMG profile image
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      MaeMG 3 years ago

      @Rica although I actually DO listen to Dave Matthews, THIS is not a Dave Matthews song. In fact, this poem IS about my boyfriend not being able to open up to me even though I know he's hurting. But I guess I should take this as a complimentary insult considering I love Dave Matthews.

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      Rica 3 years ago

      This is a Dave Matthews song.

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      Chara Smith 3 years ago

      This is good!!!

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      anon 4 years ago

      someone has posted this poem on facebook and changed the title and is claiming this poem as their own the link is https://www.facebook.com/notes/cassie-gretchen-rod...

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      MaeMG 4 years ago

      Phillydreamer -- Your analysis is pretty on point. In fact, I was pretty much like that doing everything possible to help someone, but there have been too many times that I've been hurt, stepped on, and taken advantage of. So I've learned to encase myself in a hardened shell. Sometimes, I long for the innocence of always believing in the best of people. I still do, but it's not the same. I'm not the same... And life goes on. You move on, you keep fighting and surviving, and keep living.

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      Jose Velasquez 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      This is usually the problem when I'm feeling down. In my heart I don't want people to suffer for me, so when people offer to help I have to turn a deaf ear. Your words are very endearing, but in a way naïve. I feel like you are the type of person to give a lot of yourself and in a perfect world people would reciprocate, but reality tells us it will never happen. I'm not criticizing your character, but it saddens me to think of how many people would take advantage of such a giving person.

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      MaeMG 4 years ago

      Good, good! That's all a part of becoming the best writer you can be is seeing what needs improvements. You did very well with your latest installment.

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      TDM 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      thanks. i think im starting to solve what i missed in the first few drafts

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      MaeMG 4 years ago

      Good to know. I'll be certain to keep an eye out. :)

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      TDM 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      perhaps, you are right. oh by the by my next chapter is coming out later today

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      MaeMG 4 years ago

      I. White, thanks for reading! Yes, the poem means a lot to me. I've either been in that position when I've had a loved one urging me to open up or I'm urging a loved one to open up. It's breaking down those walls to get to the heart of the matter.

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      TDM 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      So beautiful, this poem.

      I am not too emotional but, it really touched me. Emotionally. I have found myself always hiding behind a mask. I prefer to face my own problems. so, reading this poem helped me release some of that feeling. Nice work, voted up.

      I. White

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      MaeMG 4 years ago

      Vkwok, thanks so much for reading! I'm glad you liked it. :D

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      There was so much emotion in this poem. It's just amazing!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Okay! Ask (or asked, which you did) and you shall receive. :)

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      MaeMG 4 years ago

      Well thank you very much for reading. Hey, I'm still waiting on more of your poetry!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Well, you said it in loud volumes in your poem. :)

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      MaeMG 4 years ago

      Thanks! I think everyone has suffered before and seen their loved ones suffering. It's a hard time. Sometimes, you need to communicate even if it's tough.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      This was a beautiful and emotional poem! It really touched me. Well done!