Wrong, Mistaken, Right

Knowing how rejection feels

I stand in front of you today to explain just how much pain I’m in on a daily basis because of you.

Knowing it was my initiation.

Understanding what I did was right

But taking into account every last one of your accusations telling me I never cared enough, I never loved you the way that you loved me.

You’re wrong. You’re mistaken. You’re lying through your teeth.

I love you now even after you gave up saving anything we had

I love you now more than you ever loved me.

You’re wrong. You’re mistaken. You’re blaming me for everything.

Yes, I am at fault, but at least I’’ve made an effort to fix the broken friendship that’s shattered on the ground.

At least I want back something… just a fragment of what once was. And that’s more than you can say. Am I wrong?

If you can tell me that not a day goes by where I don’t come to mind…

If you can look me in the eye and tell me you’d go back in time and give up every memory, every laugh and smile from the time when things began to go downhill…

From the time that you and I became an “us”

If you can say you are proud of me and see my weaknesses as potential strengths

If you can say these things and mean them like I do (about you) then maybe I would consider saying you were right.

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Elmira Frost.


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