Hannah Diane Williams


Toxic - Poem by Hannah Diane Williams

You make me feel
Like I can't breathe,
And you're suffocating me
Slowly

And you make me feel
Like I'm not important
Unless I'm around you.
So I eventually give in
And go to your place
Even though I know
The regret will
Come seeping through
In the morning.

Every time I see you,
I hate myself more and more.
Because of the toxic emotions
You release inside of me.

You make me hate myself
For everything you've done to me.
Even though I'm not the one
Who's at fault.

You tell me you love me,
But it kills me inside.
Because you and I both know
That's just a bold-faced lie.

If you truly loved me,
You wouldn't treat me like this
And leave me broken inside.

So why do I feel like
I owe you an explanation for
Cutting you off
When you're the one
Who cut my heart open?

Topic(s) of this poem: abuse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is probably one of the most painful poems I've had to write in a long time...it has to do with how I've been feeling lately in regards to a friendship/relationship I'm trying to completely rid myself of. It was somewhat inspired by Acid Rain by Cimorelli, as it's got a lot of the same kind of vibes. It was incredibly painful to write this and I don't know what else to say, but uh yea.

Comments about Toxic by Hannah Diane Williams

  • Gajanan Mishra (4/22/2018 8:55:00 PM)

    great love always tries to unite (Report)Reply

    (4/22/2018 9:11:00 PM)

    I'm confused by your comment. But to be honest, I can't unite with this person because of how bad they are for me, but thanks for the comment!

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 22, 2018


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