Crystal Johnson

Rookie (8-17-91 / Maury County, Tennessee)

What Happens? - Poem by Crystal Johnson

What happens when you love someone,
And they don't love you back?
How can you go on living,
If they took all that you had?

What happens when a broken heart,
Is impossible to mend?
How can you keep on going,
If it's crooked, shattered, and bent?

What happens when your smile,
Slowly starts to fade?
Do you stop pretending you're happy,
Or just fake it one more day?

What happens when your dreams are crushed,
In the palm of someone's hand?
Do you rush and try to save them,
Or let them slip like grains of sand?

What happens when your teardrops,
Just won't seem to stop?
Do you quickly wipe each one away,
Or wait for them to be caught?

What happens when reality,
Doesn't seem so real?
What happens when the pain inside,
Is suddenly all you feel?

What happens when someone you know,
Becomes someone you knew?
What happens when all that you have,
Becomes all you have to lose?

What happens when the boy you love,
Becomes the man you hate?
Or the girl that used to trust you,
Becomes the girl you once betrayed?

What happens when your family says,
You're just not worth their time?
The words, 'You're just not good enough.'
Are engraved inside your mind.

What happens when no one supports you,
And all you can do is fall?
What happens when you realize,
That now you have nothing at all?

Comments about What Happens? by Crystal Johnson

  • (5/15/2006 7:29:00 AM)

    What happens is that you write, and write, and then write some more, and as you write, you visualize the pain as the ink in your pen and see it running out onto the paper, and when you finish writing about this bum, the pain will be gone. You will be a stronger, better person, one who is well aware that others opinions of our worth don't AMOUNT TO A HILL OF BEANS...We can be as strong as we want to be, and Crystal, you are one strong gal. Keep up the good writing, because I look forward to more...happier work! (Report) Reply

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  • (5/14/2006 9:20:00 PM)

    All I can say is......what happens then is that you brush yourself off and learn from it all. (What's the alternative?) We can crumble and be miserable or we can gain power from our pain and be survivors. I believe you will be a survivor Crystal. Take care. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 14, 2006

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