Off the tracks

Off the tracks

A Poem by sabine

We were a train wreck just waiting to happen 
But you stole my heart and I fell way too hard 
For the man who said he loved me, 
For the man who would tear me apart 
Without a second thought,
For the man who I knew was bad for me, 
But I was infatuated and called it love. 

You were the first to show me affection 
And from my first taste, I was hooked. 
You swept me off my feet,
Made me feel special,
Like I finally meant something, 
Was worth something,
But in the end I was just another girl 
To be with until you changed your mind, 
Easily replaced. 

You gladly took my virgin heart, 
Promising me everything: 
Love, affection, security. 
But when I wasn't exactly the girl you wanted 
You handed it back, 
A deep gash
Running across its once unblemished surface. 

I was the kind of naive that only comes with inexperience, 
Willing to give you anything and everything. 
I poured out my heart and soul to you
Knowing nothing of the pain of heartbreak. 

Who would have thought I'd be where I am now? 
Still in love with the man who broke my heart 
So long ago. 
I thought that I was strong, 
That I'd be alright, 
But I was wrong. 

We were a train wreck just waiting to happen.
Every part of us clashed.
But we were young and stupid, 
Thinking mutual attraction was all we needed. 
And when we ran off the tracks, 
I was left broken and alone 
While you walked away 
Without a scratch.

© 2016 sabine

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It is strange how, sometimes, we happen to find a person who's seemingly expressing the feelings we caused to a loved one in our lives. I mean, the exact words [as they would've been said, most probably]. Your poem made me feel guilty and in the same time happy. It emmits- to me at least- all the warmth coming out of a heart seemingly with "A deep gash /Running across its once unblemished surface". Thank you for this.

Posted 8 Years Ago


8 Years Ago

Thank you for your comment. I'm glad that you found this impactful, that means a lot to me.
This is beautiful! Wow.. It's hard to see honest writing sometimes, but this is so real and explains the pain perfectly.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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8 Years Ago

Thank you so much!

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Added on May 7, 2016
Last Updated on September 13, 2016
Tags: Breakup, heartbreak, train wreck, sadness, pain, first love




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