Daily Prompt: Denial

The Daily Prompt states: Tell us about a time when you should have helped someone… but didn’t.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us DENIAL.

 

The truth be known, I should have said something.

I knew you were going to be hurt.

As a friend I should have said something.

It wasn’t my business, but since it was you,

it was my business.

I should have said something.

I thought by not telling you, I was being a good friend.

I convinced myself I was a very good friend.

Not telling you, was protecting you.

But in the back of my mind,

I knew you would be hurt.

Why did I not say anything?

I should have said something.

Maybe I’m not as a good a friend as I thought.

I’m in denial as to the truth about myself.

I should have said something.

My personal denial hurt you.

For that, I’m sorry.

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16 comments on “Daily Prompt: Denial

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  2. TrashBash says:

    Sad but lovely poem. I think most of us as friends have good intentions, it’s so hard to know when you’re being a good friend or potentially becoming one of those friends who is the constant bearer of bad news.

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  8. jolytarin says:

    Beautiful poem.
    I believe it will hurt twice harder if you wait until the last moment.

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