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A Poem by Athena Angel


I should not have created roots

Deep enough to hold the trees

When they were just going to die

They’re cracked, broken, and dry

But still I watered them all the time

Hoping they’d keep me alive


I should not have breathed in every cloud

Just so they’d get another sunny day

I didn’t know they’d bring the rain

Trust built like links in a chain

But slowly they come undone

And there’s nothing holding me up


What do you want me to say?

I don’t really hold my breath these days

I try not to expect the worst from you

From the ones who never gave me a reason to

I hate being this sad cause I just drown

The rain spills over and floods this small town


I should not have assumed you had my back

That you’d never do something so bad

You’re afraid to see my face

To showcase such shame

I’ve seen it before so it’s okay

They never really know what to say


I should not have assumed that people are mostly good

I thought adults always do as they should

I should’ve thought about what they would do

If only they could

If no one was watching them

If they thought they could get away with it

They don’t always have your best interest


I should not have given so much away

My heart was a home to you and others

My arms were a fire keeping you warm

During the coldest nights you’ve ever felt

We have to deal with the cards we were dealt

Nothing is just and nothing is fair

I wish I I hadn’t given so much away

But I’ll learn one day

© 2019 Athena Angel

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Betrayal begets bitterness. Write it off to learning. Another day will come.

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Added on November 4, 2019
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Athena Angel
Athena Angel

Flagstaff, AZ

My name's Athena, I am a college student who loves to write songs, poetry, stories and anything else you can think of! more..

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