Mary Nagy

~~losing Me~~

The darkness of the pit
is swallowing you in.
I see you looking at me
with that evil, twisted grin.

You know just what you're doing.
You've done it all before.
It kills me when you look at me
while bleeding on the floor.

I've offered you my hand
time and time again.
I've tried to help you change your life.
I've tried to be your friend.

I'll watch you from a distance
but I'll never get too near.
You'd love to take me with you
but my strength you've learned to fear.

If I could help you truly
just to see what you could be.
I'd try ten thousand times again
but I won't risk losing me.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Poem Edited: Friday, January 5, 2007

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  • Roseann Shawiak (10/16/2013 2:31:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem, I admire your strength in not losing yourself while trying to help someone else.

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  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew Blakemore (10/29/2008 6:29:00 PM)

    A poem of great merit, a very emotive work. Well done Mary. Best wishes, Andrew

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  • Brian DornBrian Dorn (6/22/2006 3:04:00 PM)

    Mary, interesting write, ... kind of like saving a drowning victim, if you're not careful, you can drown right along with them. Great poem!
    Brian

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  • Jessy Liz (2/24/2006 9:20:00 PM)

    Beautiful. I see such strength shining through in this. Well done. -JL

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  • Kiersten Reilly (2/24/2006 12:49:00 PM)

    I can truly relate to this poem.... it's very good.

    Kiersten

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  • Martha Shaw (2/14/2006 3:29:00 PM)

    wow i like it good job very nice... i like the i won't lose me powerfull

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  • Alessandra Liverani (2/5/2006 6:47:00 PM)

    Mary, wow, I'd love to know if you are talking about a friend or a relative of yours. That poem is just so spot on.

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  • Duncan Wyllie (1/21/2006 2:27:00 PM)

    Dear Mary
    This gets you in the heart! Another well expressed poem.
    Thankyou Love Duncan

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  • ***** ********* (1/16/2006 7:20:00 AM)

    This is a Wow poem Mary. Glad I came across it. 10 from Tai

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  • Viren Dangwal (1/12/2006 7:00:00 AM)

    nice poem mary, very intense and meaningful.hoping for more such poetry from you.

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  • Jackson Kilroy (1/9/2006 9:09:00 AM)

    Intense. Very, very intense.

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  • Carole  (Cookie) ArnoldCarole (Cookie) Arnold (1/9/2006 6:29:00 AM)

    Powerful and unbridled truth. Vivid imagery
    Well done Mary A Joy to read
    Smiles
    Cookie

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  • .............. ......................... (1/4/2006 8:02:00 AM)

    I think this is well written, pregnant with meaning and wisdom. I enjoyed reading it.

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  • Shannon Chapel (1/3/2006 12:38:00 PM)

    Holy moly, girl! This is a very well-written, powerfully poignant piece.

    KUDOS!

    Shannon

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  • Uriah Hamilton (12/27/2005 8:54:00 PM)

    Intense, compassionate and wise all at once.

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  • Ray Andrews (12/27/2005 11:59:00 AM)

    Another wonderful poem from Mary.
    Long term 12 step people are well aware that people must want change themselves. That's the only requirement for membership in some (all?) 12 step groups.
    It took me YEARS of denial before I admitted needing help. Wonder how many people viewed me as Mary views her friend. Probably too many.
    Warm Regards
    Ray

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  • Sweetie Sarah<3 (12/27/2005 11:42:00 AM)

    Hey Mary,
    I love this poem! I can totally relate! I had trouble getting to it last night, but thank god i finally get to read it.
    GREAT job!
    Talk to you later
    ~Sarah

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  • Ernestine NorthoverErnestine Northover (12/27/2005 10:10:00 AM)

    Don't let her get to you Mary, you're doing really well there, look forward always, and never back. You can't save the world, however much you want to do so. I always enjoy reading your poems, they flow so well and have great meaning. Love Ernestine XXX

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  • Joseph Daly (12/27/2005 9:48:00 AM)

    This is a powerful piece Mary, both on a technical and personal level. The frustration comes through well but it is the triumph of will that overshadows all. In that it is a deeply humanist piece, pointing out the absurdity of engaging in another's negative behaviour.

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  • Slimboydim . (12/27/2005 8:35:00 AM)

    This has a chilling feel, which i enjoyed.
    Some of it made difficult reading, probably
    a bit too close to home for me.
    You can only do so much.
    A genuinely thought provoking read.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Kindest Regards Slim. x.

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