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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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HYBRiD-eMPReSS 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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HYBRiD-eMPReSS 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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HYBRiD-eMPReSS 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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HYBRiD-eMPReSS 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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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooh that sounds like fun ouo
~Rose
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BlackGoddess13 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
My best friend has been suffering from depression this past year, and every time she comes to me for help, I feel powerless to help her. She can't talk about it because she says the words become jumbled, but I feel like I can't help her if she won't tell me. She's always been with me through my bouts of depression, I love her so much and I just want her to feel better...so this poem really spoke to me. It conveyed exactly how I was feeling.
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mm, I've had a few friends who battled depression over the years. Some of them still get bouts of it every now and then and I feel like there's nothing I can do. But I guess all we can do is try...
~Rose
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Greenzebra00 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Don't blame yourself, Rosada. You do the best you can at whatever you do, especially when it comes to giving a hand. I know how it feels to reach out to someone, and how it feels to not wanting to take it. It's just because they don't want anyone else to worry about them, that they need to deal with it on their own. But that's not always the case. I learned that this summer ^^; Just keep doing what you're doing, because you're already doing more than enough~. :huggle:
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, darling~ ^^ :hug:
~Rose
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Greenzebra00 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome-~.
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LoveyouCry Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the feeling friend. ?..but I also know the feelimg of not wanting to take that hand. Sometimes, a person just has to stand on their own, or are simple to scare to lean on someone.
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mm, yeah, I understand that. I do know what it's like to not want to count on anyone. Sometimes it does more harm to a person than they realize at first.
~Rose
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LoveyouCry Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly.  But...When I meet people like you and my friend Ashley,  I'm not as scared to talk to some and have them help me stand when I can't do it alone. But then again , I'm afraid of being a burden...
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweetheart, I want you to know that you will never be a burden to me ^^
~Rose
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LoveyouCry Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*smiles* really? Thank you. Your just so amazing
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww thank you sweetheart >~<
~Rose
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LoveyouCry Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome *^^*
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FearThePuffin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
It's not easy to reach back y'know, I am sure when someone tries to help people are very thankful but sometimes its not enough, they are tired and afraid of not being able to reach or of the person taking that hand away. Don't blame yourself but don't blame her either
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I can understand that. I've been afraid to reach back, too. *sighs* I just wish I could do more for people sometimes.
~Rose
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Amypinkblur Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2014
D:...
Roe that was just amazing! You just wrote my mind! Girl is this truly amazing <3

-I feel the same. I know how you feel. Sometimes it's hard, I mean when a friend is sad, some people automatically want to help. Or some people just don't do anything. Its in our nature. For the people, like us, who want's to help, we want to save this certain person. But the sad truth is, what can we do? The answer is...it depends. 

We can't actually help somebody, because its just something we can't do. Its like wanting to change the person, which we cannot do too.

Instead we could inspire the person, telling them life is worth the gold we spread on our bread. We can especially listen to the person's thoughts and feelings. We can be open minded. All we can do and sit and watch this happen on its own. 

What we cannot do is try to FIX somebody else's problem. We cannot just go and tell the person who makes this person feel sad off. We cannot go and try to fix the person's thoughts or feelings, or tell them your side of what you think should happen next. In fact doing this, makes it worst. 

AND the WORST thing a person can do, to TRY to help, is getting other people involved. Its terrible! I had somebody try to help me, by telling other idiot's my problem. THE WHOLE school found it and it was just uhhhh. It made me want to kill myself even more! I moved and haven't talk to anybody from THAT SCHOOL for two whole years. I still cannot forgive the person for what they did, even if she tried to help me. 

This is why I have trust issues...he he....

Anyway; what I think is yes, people or me, or you may feel like its our fault. Yes, I know. But there is some things a human cannot do. Its part of life. All we can do is listen. We cannot put actions. It'll just make things worst! 

This is of course my opinion. 
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amber have I ever told you how great your way of words is? Ugh I love getting comments from you so much. They're always so wise. 
~Rose
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Amypinkblur Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Hey girl, what can I say? I am a wise foxy woman ;) But is it not the truth?

I know many comments about topics like these are short and snappy, I'll be honest, sometimes things like this needs more...you know. A little more love~  And it bugs me how short and-I guess sometimes meaningless people's comments can be when it comes to the seriousness of these things! Its like some people don't really understand what is the meaning behind this problem. Sure its easy to say; "Its alright! Everything will be fine <3 ", but is it really that simple and easy?
You know how I like my cup of tea; Neutral. A bit of honesty, a bit of relief but not as sweet and caring. Also not as dark and bitter. I like to spice it up with some opinions, some feelings, something to show its not as simple as its seems. Because I understand. And is it wrong to not say why this topic is worth millions of my terrible grammar and possibly rude, carelessness? I think not. :iconmonkeythumbplz:

I've told you this before; When I want to be random, stupid and care free I can be. BUT when its time to be logical, knowledgeable, nerdy and serious, sad, understandment I can be. I can be open-minded when I want. 


ANYWAY THANKS :D It means a bunch knowing someone actually cares for my thoughts/opinions ^^;
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes. See. This is why I love you so much. When I need you to cheer me up, you're always there to make me smile and laugh. But you also have good advise for me and I love to hear what you have to say when I post things that require a deeper discussion, such as this. I do value your thoughts and opinions very much. I love hearing them. I love getting comments like these from you. So thank you very much, dear ^^
~Rose
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Amypinkblur Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
:D Oh well, thank you very much! Honestly, when I try to talk about these things, I'm already claimed as being Emo -_-;
SO yes, glad this helped you! 
I really am glad~ 
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well if you're emo, I must be emo too XDD So either way we can be cool together. 
~Rose
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Amypinkblur Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
XD LET US BE EMOTIONAL TOGETHER THAN. 
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YES. EMOTIONAL BUDDIES FTWWWW
~Rose
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LightAndDarkness24 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG darling.
I feel the exact same way.
I have friends who have been depressed and I've been on the cliff and hanging off it. My mother pulled me up and back and now I'm seeing people I love hanging off and I feel useless.
Thank you for posting yhis.
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, no problem, sweetheart ^^ I'm very glad you enjoyed it, though I'm sorry that you are experiencing this as well QAQ
~Rose
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LightAndDarkness24 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay. I'll just do my best to pull them up, kicking and screaming if I have to.
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeyup. Same here, my friend.
~Rose
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LightAndDarkness24 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;D
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Red-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugglesandsnuggles* I know how you feel seetie ;n; AND I SALL BE HERE TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER IF NEEDED :huggle: :heart:
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel so loved <3 :hug:
~Rose
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Red-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT'S 'CAUSE YE ARE ouo <3 <3 :huggle:
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MangaLover541 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TT_TT *huggles* I know that feeling. I always think that everything bad is my fault... *huggles again*
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*huggles back* Being super caring of people is a blessing and a curse at the same time uvu
~Rose
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MangaLover541 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*sigh* I know that feeling...
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*gives you a cookie*
~Rose
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MangaLover541 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*noms on the cookie* thank you, Rose.
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem sweetling QuQ
~Rose
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BrownieRainbow Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Danisnotonfire: FEELS  T^T
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HYBRiD-eMPReSS Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat gif doe
~Rose
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BrownieRainbow Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
x3
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