I thought I saw you walking by

But your name I could not cry

Stuck underneath my tongue

Now I am hung

By the guilt I once felt

And feel again.

For the second time

I watched you exit my life.

Had I just opened my mouth

And called out

We could have made amends.

And if that wasn’t you,

The friend I once knew,

Then what would I do?

If they had walked away

Never responding to your name

Would I suffer a greater shame?

These answers I will never find

Because I was so hurt

I got left behind.

Published by Mercedes Moore

Hi, I'm Mercedes Moore. I'm a stay-at-home mom of two, author, and fitness professional. My main goal, however, is to connect with other moms and provide a safe space for us to grow and learn together.

4 thoughts on “Shame

  1. Okay, now time to read them poems! lol

    I love this!!! It perfectly captures that feeling of loss!!! Excellent!! Am glad you exorcized such a terrible feeling in such a beautiful, poetic way!! 😀

    THanks for sharing!!!

      1. LOL!!! A poetry vomit!! my god that is such a title for a new poem!!! Who should go for the challenge??? You or me? or Both of us?? lol …

        Awesome, bring them on!! 😉 Am ready to eat the vomit!! lol eww

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