A Chapter by Debbie Barry

A poem to a guy.




December 23, 1995

My weakness for a uniform
Coupled with my broken heart
Led me to your open arms
And, sadly, to your bed.

I thought that I had fallen
In love with you but now
I see you for the man you are.
And know I cannot love you.

You used my love to fill your need
When it was convenient,
I thank my God that I was wrong
When I thought that I was pregnant.

I've said goodbye and gone my way
And now I will find closure
In written words that are so true -
Unlike the words you've spoken.

For Danny O.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 26. Initial reactions welcome.

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, relationship, dating

My Youngish Adult Poetry


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..