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Poetry On Odyssey: Just Not Enough

For when you can never seem to get life right.

Poetry On Odyssey: Just Not Enough
Bobbie Hall

Sometimes, we just need to know that we have shared experiences. These are from the depths of my 10-year-old brain to my 18-year-old brain. Take what you need and give it to the world.

Not For Me

If you were for me you would help me when I cry
If you were for me you'd never tell me those lies
If you were for me I'd know it from the start
But I know this isn't what is right for my heart


I didn't know it was you
Who would end up not being true
You broke me
Played me
But now you won't erase me.
I've erased you,
You're gone
But it's like all the other times
You let me go
Found someone better
But now you say you want me back
"Just friends" you say
But I know that's not for long
But not this time.
Becuase finally,
I'm done.

Hold on

I know you don't think of me like that.
I know you might never know how I feel.
There's that one little strand of hope in my body
That keeps me holding on.

Love & Loss

I was happy before you
But then you made my world blossom
Then you left and all my flowers died
Asked for me back and I couldn't say no
You say you love me
But leave me again
Now I don't know what to do
Because I'm just the girl
That will always love you

At Night

I think if I told you
How much I like you
You'd feel the same
But what if I've misread this all?
What if you'll laugh in my face?
That's what keeps me from telling you
Thats what keeps me
Awake at night.

The Room

I guess I'm fine
With watching you from across the room
Because what if all my fantasies
Are exactly that,
I think I'd rather never know
And watch from afar
Than let my fantasies die.


If I run away
If I never come back
Would you wonder where I was?
Because when you're gone I wonder
When you're gone I wish you were here
Would you wonder where I am?
Or would you be by my side


He doesn't hide from me
He tells me what he needs
He loves every fiber of my being
He says he'll never leave
He's not you.


Love, endless love
A man who cares and never lies
Happiness constantly shared with the world
A family that is always there
People who actually care
A friend who never gives up
Lies we've decided are possible


People come and go
Not every person in your life will enhance it
But you, you are enough
And there's no reason to believe anything different
You will find your person
You will find your calling
Faded people don't define you anymore
They've left, made room for new people
People who will renew you

He's not for me so I'm "done." But I hold on for love, still with a fear of loss. At night I lie awake in my room wondering does he notice? But the truth is he lies so you must move on and be renewed.

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