Overwhelmed to no End



Overwhelmed to no End


I get sick on bus rides
I stay awake until I cry

I look outside
I can’t see the horizon this time

Maybe the sun set or maybe it’s gone
Maybe I’m okay, or maybe I’m wrong

Heart it breaks right in two
I don’t know what to do

Stomach rumbles high and low
Pushing forward, but where should I go

I left you there all alone
And yet here you are, please watch your tone

When you speak like that
When you speak like that

I know I messed up, I can see
I'm sorry I let you be

Homework drowns me like a flood
But there’s no excuse of how I have shut

You out of my mind and out of my head
I think about you when I go to bed

I think about all that we had
I don’t understand sis, why you aren’t mad

I hear your whispers and I hear your cries
I’m sorry I’m the one who left this time

Losing my sanity over you
Pushing forward and then I pull back through

Confused every day
Don’t know what to say

When you speak like that
When you speak like that

Im losing my friends
And I’m losing it all

I try to believe but I fall
I try to trust in God above

But it’s hard when I think of our love
Im sorry I left you, I didn’t mean to shove

You out but here I stand
With my shaking hands

Im sorry I forgot you
Im sorry I stopped caring

I know you hurt when I see you glaring
When I see your nostrils flaring

I fall apart when I close my eyes
If I fell I dreamt I’d flied

When I see the trees I hear the ocean breeze
When I run away I try to silence my wheeze

I know I haven’t tried
Yet you’ve always been right by my side

I want you to know this time
I won’t choose to leave you behind

I see those tears as they fall
I know I act like I don’t care at all

But I swear I do
I try my best to push through

I try my hardest to understand you
But I can’t read these social cues

I hide away under the dark after day
I imagine myself in a better place where I’m understood

A place where I wondered if I could
But when I see the state of this friendship we have

I know it’s beyond repair
But if you ever need it I’ll be right there

I know I can’t undo all that I’ve done
I know I can’t change what I’ve become

But I want you to know I would do anything for you
I know we’re so distant, but we can push on through

We are best friends for a reason
Trust me when I say this discomfort is only for a season

So if you fall, I’ll pick you up
And if you get lost I’ll show you the way

I hope you know
I love you

11-7-22
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

About this poem

A poem I wrote for my friend. The intro is just my thought process before it turned to what I really wanted to say.

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Written on December 07, 2022

Submitted by katherineb.45444 on December 10, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme x xx ab xx cc dd ee FF gg xx hh ii jb cc kk FF xl lm mm xx cn nn ja oo aa bx ll cc cx kp px qq rx cc rr xk dc xx
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 2,532
Words 569
Stanzas 38
Stanza Lengths 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

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