I'm a child that grew up too fast.
I was thrown into the deep end of the pool,
without even being taught how to swim.
I taught myself how to swim,
although it's just a doggy paddle
that is barely keeping me afloat.
I'm struggling, splashing,
trying to stay sane.
Why did you leave me?
I know this happened to you too
but I was innocent...
What made me deserve this?
You abandoned me
when I needed you most.
Why wasn't I enough?
I watched you teach the others.
Why didn't you teach me how to swim?
You watched me as I choked on the water.
It's okay though, because you helped me once.
All your wrongs are washed away
because you helped me once.
You say I am ungrateful
because you gave me floaties
before you threw me on my own.
Those floaties weren't enough;
I struggled and you laughed as you watched.
You couldn't see the tears I added to the pool
You made me start to give up;
I started to slip underneath.
I wanted to slip underneath...
My friends made me stay afloat
I didn't want to;
I just wanted to choke on your lies
I don't need you to swim;
I don't need anyone to swim
on my own.
You left me alone
and then was shocked
when I swam away from you.
Now that I swam away,
you want me to swim with you
in the shallow end like the others.
I don't want to,
and I won't.
Have fun when they swim away too.
A/N I did some editing. Tell me if it still needs some more. I hope you guys like it. You guys can guess who this is about or what inspired me to write this; if you do, then you get to pick my next poem topic. Good luck. Legacy.