How utterly unbelievable
Amazing with such unexpected force
A curve-ball I never saw coming
Came crashing right into my left temple
When I came to
The incredible shock it was
Just couldn't believe it
My blurred out vision saw ahead in the distance :

The indescribable shock
Never thought you would ever be the one
To just become 'Everyone else'

Never could I have imagined this possible
All my defenses I had no qualms to let them down
The only way they had never been before
And of this you knew very well
I'm left wondering how you could do this
Injured, silenced, and powerless
I'm now forced to forget everything
But you know I could never do that

Oh Grandiose deceiver you turned out to be
Whatever trip are you on anyway?
Looks as though your wires finally touched
"I distanced myself from you more than I wanted to. Sorry."
is what you said to me
What in hell's name is that supposed to mean?
Too occupied with building a mystery
You left out any bit of sensitivity,
And ethics
Bye bye
Out the window they all went

Your last words spoken to me
"We're still good, as always"
The lie of the century obviously now
And clueless you leave me in the dark

Picked me apart only to carry on
the martyrdom in your head
And still now
Oh Grandiose deception this turned out to be
Despite your mockery of my caring,
The fool that I most probably am now

Still cares for you

I guess I should have known better
But I will concede
What a pitch!
Riveting curve-ball you threw my way
And you didn't even give me the chance
To put on a mitt to catch it
How so very low

But despite this
I miss you terribly nonetheless

Poetry by Anly Stede The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2015-04-12 at 23:28

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Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
I can feel the raw emotions coming through.
Thanks for sharing
Regards Alan

Stunning writing:)

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
The child lernnt to duck a weave - then one day weaved - when the child should of duckt
Ken D

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This sounds so familiar. I can relate. Powerful poem from a strong person.

Human relationships are always sending curve-balls, if not foul ones. :)

Nicely composed and heart-felt.

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Relationships are strange, complex things; your speaker has felt the hit and staggered under its impact. But, there seems to be a resilience also. And a willingness to accept the hurt in the exposed reality of the relationship. Well written; I can feel the raw emotion and pain all through the piece.


Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Very good. The play on words of "what a pitch" is so clever. Why are we always attracted to people who we kind of know will hurt us in the end? That is strange. And even after you have been hit, the memory still make you miss them. Very well written.

Chaucer Whethers The PoetBay support member heart!
Like this one a lot. Seems to be about a relationship that appeared to have a lot of potential but with some kind of fatal flaw that kept it from fulling getting there with one of the parties suffering a real shock at the hand of the other so to speak. This poem does have a lot on the ball!