2014-2015, Poem

Broken Promises

Featured in 2015 Spring Issue of Rambunctious

Broken Promises
Madeline Sullivan, '18

You trusted them
          They broke it.
You turn around
                              only to find a knife.

There you go again,
          Building those walls.
                                        The walls that took so long
                              So long to

This time rebuilding
Stronger than before.

It will take twice as long to trust again
Twice as long to be let in.

It's not my fault you can’t get in
          I’m sorry I still hurt.
You can go ask the one who did this,
You can ask them

                    You can ask them why they hurt me
          Why they hurt me even after they promised not to.

Because if I knew

I’d let you in.
But maybe you would be another
                                        to me.

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