The Icognito Writer

I’ve Tried

I’ve tried my best

Tried to climb the mountain

To reach that crest

I gave it my all

 

I’ve tried to my best

Sweated blood and tears

But I failed the test

And I started to fall


But what I hated wasn’t the falling

What I hated wasn’t the fear

It was the name calling that I couldn’t bear

 

Oh you haven’t worked hard enough

Oh you haven’t tried

You’ve got to toughen up on the inside


Where were you when I trained

Where were you when I hurt

Where were you when I was pained with a face full of dirt

 

Where were you when I laughed

Where were you when I cried

But here you are with a slap to the face saying I haven’t tried


But I’ve tried



The Icognito Writer

I am not who I say I am but who my writing says I am; my characters define me. Like puppets in a play, they tell you who pulls the strings. I'm not who I say I am; I'm who you think I am.

5 comments on “I’ve Tried

  1. Some tanka your sad poem inspired:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    love left not betrayed
    broken heart–no–loneliness
    please post please tell me
    your there for me longing for
    as i long for you your touch
    ~~~~
    my love my dearest
    these words we’ll read together
    for I need to see
    your eyes–as you read my words
    my love for you transcribed
    ~~~~
    we read we kissed
    made love our heats racing
    no finish line tape
    our love journeyed on an on
    truelove forever divine
    ~~~~
    ten years down the line
    she looked into my eyes–read
    o no, i caught her–
    fall it was that time again
    we kissed goodbye we cried
    ~~~~

    Watch out for a pingback,

    Mick

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: A TANKA REPLY – Mick E Talbot Poems

  3. Thank you for the like on my tanka reply.

    Like

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