wasted on you. #poetry

I don’t want to talk
if you’re not going to listen
My words are wasted
on you

I don’t want to try
If you don’t care enough
My strength is wasted
on you

I don’t want to love
if you’re never there for me
My heart is wasted
on you


©2017 what sandra thinks
art by Hajin Bae (used with permission)

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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23 Responses to wasted on you. #poetry

  1. gigglingfattie says:


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  2. Ouch. That’s a succinct yet powerful message. 😕

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  3. Mistress of Darkness you may be, but it’s a damn fine poem nevertheless.

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  4. Miriam says:

    Raw and powerful words. I’m feeling s bit like this today.

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  5. Marquessa says:

    Sharp and succint!👍

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  6. Angie Sim says:

    We invest so much of ourselves into people who aren’t worth it. Thanks for sharing! Lovely.

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