Libby Bechtel


Selfish - Poem by Libby Bechtel

Standing here looking at you through the broken glass. How did I let this slip away? My heart is punctured with the feeling of regret. But as I look at you now I know that I don't deserve you.

It was fun at first. It gave me a rush. But after a while it just got old. I was becoming more and more like the whores I despise. Splitting my time and my legs between you two. I don't know why I didn't think of how bad it would hurt you. I guess I was just on some kind of high, free of regrets. 

  I was selfish to keep you from real love. 
           You only had my divided love which you didn't deserve.
           It pains me to think of how selfish I was. 
And if you think I'm trying to beg you to come back I'm just letting you know that I know that I don't deserve you.

I was on top of my castle. Too bad I didn't realize that it was a castle built of cards til it was too late. I fell from the highest tower into darkness, hitting cards as I fell. When I finally landed, I landed on a land of pointy rocks and boiling lava. They stabbed and burned my heart, but I knew that I deserved it. 

I was selfish to keep you from real love. 
           You only had my divided love which you didn't deserve.
           It pains me to think of how selfish I was. 
And if you think I'm trying to beg you to come back I'm just letting you know that I know that I don't deserve you.

Just tell me that it's too late. Tell me that I was selfish. Tell me that I'm evil. Tell me that you're gonna find someone who will be true to you.     

by Libby Bechtel (3/15/10) ©


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  • (8/23/2010 11:15:00 PM)


    Nice write, I love your choice of words and you have some great lines in this poem. Keep writing and thanks so much for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 23, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, June 11, 2012


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