A Chapter by Debbie Barry

Written in 10th grade, a poem of teen angst.




February 15, 1985

I was angry,
I was hurt,
I didn't think
About your feelings.

I thought that you
Had betrayed me,
But now I see
It was my fault too.

I couldn't see
Past my own feelings;
All I could feel
Was your betrayal.

But maybe tou didn't
Betray my feelings;
Maybe you didn't
Break our trust.

I see that I
Caused pain for you;
I made your life
Quite difficult.

Now I find
That your cruelty
Was not really
What it seemed.

I was wrong
And now am sorry;
I judged you
So unfairly.

I said I could not
Forgive your actions,
Now forgive me
For my unfairness.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 16. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Added on November 7, 2017
Last Updated on November 7, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, conflict, isolation

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..