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My friend is hanging
Off the edge of a cliff
I don't know how she got there
She won't tell me
I ask her "What happened?"
She replies with "It's no big deal."
I may never know how it happened
But I know I need to help

I run to her
She says "I'm fine."
"I'm okay."
"Everything's fine."
"I don't need help."
But I know they're all lies

She's tired
Exhausted
Wounded
Fed up
Done
She tries to be brave
She tries to be strong
She tries to ignore it
She tries to hang on
But I know she can't
For much longer

And I'm scared
And worried
And I feel guilty
She says it's not my fault
So why do I feel like it is?
I try to be brave
I try to be strong
Try to help her ignore it
Try to help her hang on
But what good does it do?
I'm always useless in the end

I reach my hand out to her
I smile and say,
"I'm here."
I wait for her to take it
But she never does
She keeps hanging on
And I keep waiting for her to grab my hand
The tears keep falling down my face
But no matter how much I cry
How much I beg
She never grabs me

Eventually
She falls
And I watch as she falls
I'm helpless
And I run away sobbing
Screaming "It's all my fault!"
Even when I know it's not
There was nothing I could do
I tried the best I could
I reached out for her
But she never reached back
It was no one's fault but her own
And yet I will blame myself forever
Because I watched her fall and I couldn't stop it
But I reached out...

...Why didn't you reach back...?
Rose: Heyo dudes. Pfft what's with the sad poetry. Ehh. I actually don't write poetry very often. But when I do it's usually only because I need to get my feelings out in a way that a short story couldn't. This piece is actually a few months old. I found it in an old folder and realized I'd never uploaded it. So I decided to upload it today. Though, despite the fact that this piece is old, it still applies to me :P I feel like this a lot, actually. I always feel like my friends are in trouble but that I am useless to help. Whether it be that they won't let me or that I just physically can't. It's a horrible feeling, to say the least. I always blame myself for my friend's unhappiness. Even if it's not really my fault. 

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EmeraldGuardian-04 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontherethereplz: The struggle and pain is real going through that same loop. :(

Majority of the time, I'm not the one to be hanging on the cliff. If someone needs help, then I try my best to provide that help for them. So far, people took my hand--as well as any others' hands that came to reach out, too. In my life, I never had anyone who refused to take my hand--and I hope it stays that way. Though, I kinda find it funny that while I attempt to reach out to hanging people, I could be hanging on the edge of my own cliff, and the struggling--or anyone, in that matter--won't see any evidence of that. ^^; I've been the person hanging on the cliff, and know exactly how it feels to not take that hand. Sometimes, life is sad. :saddummy:

For me, it's somewhat hard to offer help to those people who's struggling in life, because... :iconlesighplz: I'm a hesitant person. If that person is someone I know, it's more easier, but otherwise, just
#struggles-r-us
That's just human nature. There will be some people who will strike that chance, a lot of people who will wait (which is almost always a bad thing o_O), and some people who won't even care.

:huggle: I understand ya. I wouldn't say, "Be less hard on yourself," 'cause that's just blunt. ^^; I can advise you to keep doing all you can to help that person, and pray for the best. If things don't go well, then... I honestly don't know what to say.
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HaloStormHybrids Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Tammy. Your words are always so wise ^^ I am going to keep doing the best I can... I guess it's really easy for me to reach out to people because, yeah, I've been the one hanging before... It's not fun, and I'd never want anyone to have to suffer like I did, or worse. And I know that what I've been through is like a bug bite compared to the kind of pain that other people are facing, so, I just want to make everyone feel loved. And my love is not always returned, but that's okay, as long as I can help them out. And even if they don't want my help, or won't take it, it won't stop me from trying. I will pray for the best, and hope that everything turns out okay. :huggle:
~Rose
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JustUsGeeks Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Writer
Diana:

    I've been through this carousel many times before, and sometimes, it is really a pain. Spending nights in sorrow, repeating questions over and over, like, "Why?" or "What could I have done?" and you know... the more you spend time thinking these questions over and over, you just make yourself feel more bad... It took me a while to realize this, "the world doesn't stop for anyone." it's a sad saying but it's true. You can't really help anyone, unless they want the help...
    I've learned that too... somehow I always end up being friends with people who need help... the words they throw at me... it hurts.. it makes me want to just scream at them... tell them that's why they don't have friends or that's why they are how they are..... but no, what do I do? Keep my mouth shut. Take the beatings, take the words, take the fucking pain.... Like this one friend, she always says, "Thank you for your help, I appreciate it... ect ect" what happens? In the end she ends up throwing shit in my face and stabs me in the back... Repairing Heart Avatar Frozen - Elsa Crying Icon god, I'm such a downer... 
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HaloStormHybrids Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, honey, it's fine. In fact I've been through the exact same situation. I knew a girl like that a few years ago. I gave her everything and then she threw our friendship away like I was nothing. And it took me a while to open up to anyone after that. So I know how you feel, dearest :( And I'm sorry that you have to/had to go through something like that. It's horrible. But hey, if you ever need someone to vent to, I'll be right here ^^
~Rose
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JustUsGeeks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Writer
Diana: And you know, I know how to shut my mouth in most cases. Guess, I gonna be more open minded (or mouth??? XD) now. Maybe I should vent more.... lol 
Luna: You vent with me... ;-; I'M HERE FOR YOU TOO! AND ARMIN AND LEVI! Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] Levi (Opens Window) [V1]  Armin Arlert (Apologizing) [V5] 
Diana: Thanks cuz :D <3 I Love You Emote 
Luna: No problemoooo ;D
Diana: BTW thanks Rose Lily Thank you 
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HaloStormHybrids Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, no problem~ o3o I see that you two share an account like my brother and I do. That's so awesome!! :D
~Rose
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JustUsGeeks Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Writer
Diana: Yeah pretty much. :3 :D and to be honest, Luna and I found out that we are cousins, we were besties before we knew about that! It's really cool!!! :D
Luna: yup!!! I really felt like she was a sister to me :) ILY CUZ!
Diana: same!! <3 *hugs*
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HaloStormHybrids Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww oh my gossssssh that's so sweet!! <3 <3 <3
~Rose
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JustUsGeeks Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Writer
Diana: Yeah, pretty much. Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (My kawaii plushie) [V6] Welp, peace! GONNA WATCH ME A METEOR SHOWER! Jordan blowing a kiss(Gif) 
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HaloStormHybrids Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooh that sounds like fun ouo
~Rose
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