You Don’t Matter

You Don’t Matter

A Poem by Askew

I’m laughing because you think you hold a place in my heart
You think you matter to me
That I’ll cry if you leave
What you don’t realize is that I have no more room in my heart
There are no vacancies for a new love
And when I tell you this
You proceed to ask me why I still come to you when you call
And you push for an answer when I refuse to respond
The truth is
You’re convenient
You don’t matter
But you’re easy
You’re replaceable
And only good for now
When I’m bored and lonely and crave blind affection
You’re there with arms open
When I have the desire to shed my clothes and share someone’s bed
You’re there naked under the sheets
When I’m hungry and need to actually fuel my body
You’re there cooking for me
But you don’t matter
I will forget about you when you’ve overstayed your welcome in my life
And I will feel no regrets
Because my intentions have always been laid bare
I never claimed to need you
If you’re hurt then it is your own fault
For not believing me when I told you I don’t want you as a long term character in my life

© 2021 Askew

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oh my goodness .. i love an honest woman! ;) in fact i did love an honest woman just like that .. maybe not quite so cold and hard .. we did share some feelings and many good times; but she told me from the start that she would be leaving at some point .. and so after three yrs. together and five yrs. knowing one another ... she left and tho she told me .. I was crushed for a long time afterwards .. absolutely true .. my onw fault entirely ;) love this poem .. so honest and bares all.. what poetry is all about. ... wouldn't change a thing!

Posted 1 Year Ago

I felt a little shiver running down my spine as I read your lines. Cold and calculating. Not a shred of warmth here. A bit of a nightmare for the insignificant other, but hey it is Halloween and you have certainly pulled off a chilling write. Well done.


Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on October 31, 2021
Last Updated on October 31, 2021




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