Don’t try and walk back
The things that you said
It’s too late to retract
The remarks and the threats.

I waited too long
Expecting a change
Knowing full well
In the end I’d be blamed.

I expect more
From family and friends
It’s over for me
This abuse has to end.

Too many lies
Too much hurt, too much pain
I should have left sooner
Don’t want more of the same.

I can’t allow
The ridicule and the bashing
The lack of concern
The taking, the laughing.

I’m stepping away
I need to move on
Don’t look for me
I’m already gone.

There’s more to my life
Than time spent with you
I need so much more
I’m done being used.

Scamming and taking
Always sneaking around
No one will stand up
No one makes a sound.

I tried to fit in
I went thru the motions
But after awhile
Became void of emotion.

We do what we can
On this journey we travel
It took some time
But my feelings unraveled.

I need to know
When I’m under attack
That you will be there
That you’ve got my back.

But when push came to shove
You stood your ground
You made it clear
It was me you put down.

Love’s overrated
People take what they can
That’s why I’m leaving
With my heart in my hands.


Image from Google Images: mnn.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

6 thoughts on “OVERRATED”

    1. Hi! Thank you for reading my poetry! Doing okay. Hope you are doing the same! Happy to have my writing as a means of venting. 🙂 Hope you have a good day today! “Birds of a feather…..” 💙


      1. Yes I am good, just little occupied with the younger one as she is home all the time, and doesn’t really like me sticking with laptop or phone so I have to manage in short breaks😊 Thanks you!! 💙

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