When Pedestals Fall

Pedestals fall
As I guess they all do
Putting expectations
On those close to you

In moments it hits you
That all that you thought
Your importance to them
How you’ve captured their heart

Then a word, or a look
Or worse being ignored
As if your just anyone
Passing their door

So why does this treatment
Hurt my feelings so
Do I take things too personal
From these people I know

It’s not love that I speak of
It friendship and connection
I thought I once had
Not silly affection

A meeting of minds
A belief in the same
It’s ghosts that still haunt me
From childhood pain

That create these illusions
Of how things should be
But the more that I think of it
I realize it’s me

Me, me, me, me
Is all it’s about
No pedestals tall enough
For them to climb down

Its a terrible thing
To rely on such things
And put these restraints
On persons and things

I’m winding down my
Little ode to myself
Feeling sorry is something
That I do quite well.

And the next time
That pedestal
is set up for another
I’ll just kick it down
Leave it out
In the gutter


About goplayintraffic

My Blog, which began as a mommy blog and turned into a writing website, www.write2survive.com, is the product of my years of being home with my children and trying to find ways to keep myself sane. I have always had this feeling, coming from a single mother, that I have to contribute financially and that I have to be able to take care of myself and my children. having been married, being a NYC school teacher, having four children, living in Newtown, CT and trying to find a way to get through each day with a smile has always been something I've strived for. My stories, articles and poems will do a lot of things but mostly make you feel. I think that is what is so wonderful about having the ability to write. I have been given the gift of taking my emotions and transferring them to written word. Once that is done, I can share those words with others who may feel better, maybe just for a moment, but better nonetheless having read my words. I am glad you are here and hope you will stay:)
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