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Broken rejection

Poem written Feb. 16, 2021

By Starlight StormPublished 11 months ago 1 min read
Broken rejection
Photo by Daniel Tafjord on Unsplash

I don't know

I really don't know

What do I say when people ask how I am?

What do I do when I'm growing numb or breaking down?

How do I explain that I don't want their "help"

I don't want them to explain that they're "not a professional"

And "can only help a bit"

"You have to remember that I'm just a friend"

"I can't tell you what to do"

Broken rejection

That's what it is

I wish I could just say it

I wish you would just listen when I try

I don't want your "help"

Not in the way you think

That's not why I come to you when I'm cracking

I don't want a professional

I don't want someone to analyze and nitpick my self

I just want you to hold me

I want you to just be there

To be here

No reassurances, no claims that it'll get better

No questions or interrogation

No disappointment or scorn

I don't want words

I don't want you to "do" anything

I just need you to hold me

To stay by my side while I work myself out


I don't know how to explain

If you can't understand this, I'm lost

I can't talk about it in public

It's hard enough to talk about normal stuff

Secluded and with friends

I try hinting at it

At what I'm going through

But they don't understand

How can they?

Even I don't know what's wrong with me

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About the Creator

Starlight Storm

Lover of nature, friend of the stars, weaver of legends.

Storyteller and photographer, I aim to give voice to the voiceless and share the beauty of creation.

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