Treasure Island

Brandon Brown

(5/17/95 / Jefferson City, MO)

I Don't Understand!


Why does it work out for them and not me?
Is it not meant to be?
Am I to always be in the back seat?
How could I say that!
It's a clear fact
that I'm needed to keep their relationship intact
But why is it NEVER me?
Why does it sting?
The bell rings
As I gather my thoughts of being
The key to a happy life.
Will I find a wife?
This strife
Is too much to handle.
Can someone explain
Why someone as mundane
As me is ordained
With the power of love guiding?
I don't understand!
I help so many friends
Find their happy ends
But it never works for me...
Ironic indeed,
But we shall see
Where this love quest ends.

Submitted: Friday, December 20, 2013
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is based on a recent event where I helped my best friend get into a repairing relationship with his ex. I realize I've been playing matchmaker with vivid success, but I can't match one for me. Hence, my lack of understanding this ironic situation of which I hope to one day be rid of.

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  • Mxolisi Ignatious (12/22/2013 5:21:00 AM)

    This Poem Is Emotional And Lyrically Affecting, You Can Feel How The Poet Is Feeling Deep Inside, GREAT WORK! ! .. Keep It Up Brandon... BRAVO! (Report) Reply

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