Jon Edward Walker

Rookie (6-26-1980 / othello)

Half A Man - Poem by Jon Edward Walker

you are so pathetic
you smile to be nice to strangers
and say kind things to people
who most likely
don’t care
one day you will be on
your knees begging for someone
to take you back
you will be half a man
feeling like you have lost your only
chance
at happiness
feeling like you have
nothing left to
hold in your lonely world
but not me
I will laugh at you
at your weakness
at your compassion
your ability to care
I learned long ago that we’re all fucks;
adjective and noun.
while you lie there pretending your broken
I will drink here knowing
broken = whole,
happy and content
and I will sleep tonight
alone
and tomorrow I will wake
to passionately
survive
again

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 19, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 11, 2006


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