Why has your attitude changed toward me?
Maybe it’s because you can’t realize
What a good man is, and visualize.
At the beginning, we were so happy
It’s not like I was treating you crappy
Truth was, you weren’t used to a nice guy
But all I wanted to do was comply.
That’s when you decided to set me free.
You said you didn’t want to risk your job.
You said you valued our relations
So I agreed; I felt my heart beat throb.
Though we work in a close situation
You’re not interested, so I let it drop.
But I’d take you back, no hesitation!
Writer’s note: I’m one of the two students who [remain involved] of the five who started the Creative Writing group at my school. My poem is to let teenagers know that they don’t have to go through breakups alone. It also gives a message of moving on in life and forgiving those who have hurt you in a relationship. I would really like it if you can give my poem a chance to be read by other teens in the Metro Atlanta area. I’ve been reading the VOX…for some time now, and I especially enjoyed the article “What’s next for the Revolution Doughnuts?”
Carlos Perez attends Elizabeth Andrews High School.