ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

I didn't teach you how to treat me

Updated on November 10, 2010

 

I didn’t teach you how to treat me

 

Oh

I’m so sorry – my mistake

Unfortunately you are too late

For me to teach you how to treat me

 

Perhaps it was my pretty smile

My care for you and your child

Or the effort in my friendship

That led you to devalue my kinship

Whatever the cause may be

I failed to teach you how to treat me

 

As a friend I encouraged you and supported your dreams

Always cheered for you and your team

There to listen and watch you shine

Wishing you all the best on every occasion and try

Disrespect, disregard, mind games and lies

Filled your heart for you always wished me a step behind

You always trying to outshine

Me

Playing games of manipulation – using strategy

Great job! You played your role

Your fake friendship took a toll

You’ve mistaken my kindness for weakness

No longer will I hold my tongue

Go ahead and have fun

I’m through with you and your cruel intensions

All because you dance this fake love on stage

Only to discover when the lights come on

Your games – manipulation – disregard has left you all alone

I owe you an apology I see

For I did not teach you how to treat me

 

Empty promises

Lies

Drama

Infidelity, selfishness, and no consideration

Love given in doses only with hesitation

Of me and my needs

Empty relationship full of deceit

Supporting you in mind – body – and soul

Your poisonous love took a toll

But no reason to apologize this season

My bags are packed and you’ll wonder the reason

It’s not your fault – don’t you agree?

For I did not teach you how to treat me

Friends and relationships are by election only

Don’t keep people around to avoid being lonely

Whispering revealing hopes and holding hands with your arch enemy

Gloriously disguised as an ill wishing friend

It was once said – you’re either for or against me

No room for those who provide part time friendship

No time for mental mind games

Be true to me and abstain

From brining me rain for no reason

Hatred for three of the four seasons

Inconsistency wrapped in fake love

You’re not the only one with a brain bub

 

Teaching people how to treat you has to coincide with actions that back up your words.  When people treat you in a manner that does not meet your expectations – address it.  Speak up on behalf of yourself and refuse to be a victim any longer.  Stand up for yourself.  You deserve the same care and consideration you extend to others.  Allowing someone to express if they care after addressing the situation by their behavior will tell you if they need to stay or go. 

If your friendship is stressing you out or your relationship makes you feel like you’re drowning while you’re awake – let it go!  Address the issues first, weigh their response by their actions, then determine if the relationship / friendship is worth it.  When you release unhealthy and toxic energy you make way for better people to enter your life. Life is too short to include people who complicate it even further.

 

Be Blessed.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)