Turn Away

Turn Away

A Poem by Jake Staffeld

This is a need
Deep down in the heart
Of my being
I can't help it

You look so beautiful it hurts
To think that I could be your equal
Seems a fallacy of immense proportions

But don't tell me
I know I've made mistakes
I see how wrong I've been
Hurting you with words
I don't even mean

Tears like stars
Fall from my face
As I think back
To what I might have had

If I hadn't changed 
Would you still love me?
I'm a different person now
So much has happened
I wish hadn't

I can't help you along
I'm confined to watching
As you cry your way home
Pieces of me break off
The mask breaks
As you turn away

© 2011 Jake Staffeld

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Sat but truly beautiful and powerful. Wonderful write.
♥ Ta'Shandra

Posted 11 Years Ago

A sad and powerful poem. Most of learn heartbreak after seeing tears from another because of our deeds. I wish to take back so many words that I spoke without thought. A excellent poem. Can learn some common sense if you read this poem for real.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Nicely done my friend!

"Tears like stars
Fall from my face
As I think back
To what I might have had"


Posted 11 Years Ago

had one of these moments recently. the facade just peels off when nobody's looking.
good write.

Posted 11 Years Ago

this is really sad and so beautiful keep it up !:)

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is nice...the format and the undertone of strong emotion is really nice.

Posted 11 Years Ago

An emotional plea...that is perfectly expressed.. I love the way you say the mask breaks..as you turn away.. Unfortunately, life happens that way sometimes..and it hurts..x

Posted 11 Years Ago

"You look so beautiful it hurts"

As a reader my heart went out to you as i read this line. That one line brings in all the emotion it sets the poem up for the proper emotion and feelings.
What a sorrowful poem, i am sure as i read this that many have felt this way. the best thing to do is try anyone to do is to try their hardest to be the person they wanted to be she may come back but most likely you will find someone who will fall in love with you for just the way you are.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on June 9, 2011
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Jake Staffeld
Jake Staffeld

Bend, OR

I'm in college, whoooooo. I like all kinds of rock, and songwriting. That's how I got into Poems in the first place. Some of these will actually be songs of mine I've modified. more..


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