Down For Me

Down For Me

A Poem by Justin Wright

They say you can't appreciate what you got til it's gone
How can they relate if they don't know the song?
It ain't that bad, it could always be worse
Is that what they say when they don't want you to hurt?
Or is it maybe that they just don't care?
When you reach for someone and they ain't there
I use to wonder but now it's all clear
Some people would rather see you lose everything
Wanna ruin yours cause they lost their dreams
Smile to your face but when you down they laughing
My back hurts from all the constant stabbing
When you stop talking and they ain't heard from you
They make up their lies, tell secrets, and turn on you
People wanna do to you what's been done to them
Tell me how that working for you when ya need a friend

I know they ain't down for me
I know they won't always be around for me
I know they won't be there for me
I know they don't even care about me
People never kept it real with me
B*****s ain't always chill with me
I know why haters wanna hate on me
'Cause I'm everything they claim to be

(I'll let you know when you get to know me)

I don't listen to em when they say I'm the man
So when they tell me I'm not s**t I won't hear 'em
When I stepped on the scene, all they did was hate
This time your gonna need to bring out the yellow tape
I use to use music as a way for me to escape
Because it was the only thing to me that wasn't fake
I couldn't talk to people, I didn't know how to trust
There's a devil in all of us, jealousy, envy, hate, lust
The truth hurts because you make it hurt
Lies work cause that's how you think it works
The same people that say they got trust issues
Are the ones looking for something to use against you
I know why people hate, that's all the world see
When your down just remember how you did me
I know what they' say but I don't hear 'em though
I don't care what you call me, just don't call me bro

Don't call me a friend
When you wanna see me fall
Don't call me a friend
When you want me to lose it all
Don't call me at all

© 2014 Justin Wright

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Justin Wright
wrote this a couple months ago

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Wow. While reading I could feel the rhythm of a song. Very emotional and well written. The ending made it that much more impactful. good work :)
This is a great poem i can't wait to read more keep up the great work and keep sending me more to read i love reading them a lot

Posted 4 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Justin Wright

4 Years Ago

your just trying to make me blush lol
writ rajat

4 Years Ago

how do you know that
Justin Wright

4 Years Ago

I don't . Thanks for your feedback means a lot for real


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The hook's catchy as f*ck.

Posted 1 Year Ago

The first couple of sentences, and the last paragraph really touched my soul! This is beautiful! You really do know how to express yourself well

Posted 2 Years Ago

This is amazing, lots of pain and coinciding. Brilliant! Bravo!! Kyam

Posted 3 Years Ago

wow that was so tight and slick and so very very consistant.. I want more! curtsy bow..

Posted 3 Years Ago

Love this poem, it had great flow and I can't thing of anything to say for editing uses. This kind of sounds like a rap that Eminem would do, sorry about that geek moment but it does.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Blending of a lot of emotions and finally the agony n anger comes out.
There's a devil and all his associates in all of us, different people unleash them in different ways.
nice work :)

Posted 4 Years Ago

I could easily feel the rhythm in this. Great work :)

Posted 4 Years Ago

Holy cow! I have become more of fan of yours, Justin. You're an excellent. I need to subscribe to your writing now. I know a lot of people can relate to this. Sometimes I guess I could relate to this too. There are a lot of haters in the world. You are very right when you say "I know why haters wanna hate on me
'Cause I'm everything they claim to be". You could not speak anymore truth than those two lines. I wanted to clap and say amen! We have too many negative people in the world that only notices your flaws and mistakes in life. When you succeed, they stand back and cover their eyes. There are people that will envy someone so much that they will point every single flaw until they feel better about themselves. Personally if you ask me, that person is a psycho. Justin, you deserve every right to have friends that will support you for whatever highway you choose to drive down. If they can't be there for you through thick and thin, they shouldn't be there at all. My favorite relatable part:

My back hurts from all the constant stabbing

~Added to my favorites~

Posted 4 Years Ago

I really like the lyrical tone your work has.

Posted 4 Years Ago

The rhyme scheme was especially good in this one, and I found myself vibing with this poem over some of the other poems of yours I read. A lot of what you write really coincides with high school and the life of a high schooler, which I find interesting. Sometimes the grammar and spelling makes it a little hard to read but considering the genre you write for I can understand. (Also it brings culture and background into the piece). Overall this was a great work, keep it up!

Posted 4 Years Ago

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