Faith Offerman

Rookie (2/7/94 / Sterling VA)

Careless Whisperes - Poem by Faith Offerman

I heard a careless whisper say
'Don't be late for school.'
What a way to start the day
I have to go see him

And there he was just standing there
Right when I walked in
Greeting everyone but me
We're going at this again

Another careless whisper comes
It's taunts are all well heard
All the blood in my body runs
To coat my ever reddening face

The day goes on and everywhere
The whispers follow me
Speaking soft and softer still
Till it's hard for me to breathe

They whisper the truth, they say it all
It starts to get around
As I walk down the hall I hear them call
'We know what he means to you! '

'But why stop there? ' they start to think
'Let's tell the boy himself.'
I try to stop this horrific act
And end up witnessing it myself

They got to him before I did
And reveiled my heart to him
And as they did, my heart, it slid
Out my chest and smashed to the ground

He turned around and shook his head
And lokked right at me
'It wouldn't work out, it never could
Why can't you open your eyes and see? '

He says, 'Why can't you comprene
That I feel nothing for you?
This has to end! You can't depend
On the thought that 'we' might work out.'

He looked at me, and I at him
I heard the whisper sigh
'He doesn't care at all, does he?
Go on and ask him why.'

'I need to know' is what I decide
But he's one step ahead
I stepped aside as he walked by
Crushing my heart in the process

Careless whispers everywhere
Spreading far and wide
They told him almost everything
But they wouldn't tell him I cried

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 12, 2010

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