Treasure Island

Jade Leven

(March 19,1994 / California)

Black in the Water


there's black in the water
and no one can see it but me
I am the only one to blame
pouring my heart out so carelessly
there's black in the water
though it started out clear
its light turned to darkness
in the course of a year

you put in the promises
broken and never remembered
you added the hurtful words
I so silently surrendered
you discarded your lies
and when you looked back
the water, it spiraled
your mistakes turned it black

there's black in the water
the happiness will sink
but I'm used to the color
so I'm tempted to drink
my pain overcomes me,
that I always knew
but there's black in the water
still invisible to you

Submitted: Sunday, October 07, 2007
Edited: Thursday, April 14, 2011
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  • Maureen Hatwell (8/4/2008 12:03:00 PM)

    The pain in this poem is universal and although it is many years since I felt the pain Jade describes, reading it brought back the feeling with great clarity. I shouldn't thank her for that but I do. (Report) Reply

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