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This is a poem that I wrote at the end of a turbulent relationship. It helped me understand just what exactly was wrong with the whole relationship, him not accepting who I am and what I stand for. If people don't accept you for who you are, it is their problem, not yours, and you shouldn't change yourself for anybody.

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depends
i didnt really enjoy it all that much, it shows what poets have been writing for, for years. there was nothing that really made me go "wow" or good point, ive heard it all.
Briyonna
Tihis poem is good. I realy liked it, because this person didnt change theirself for no one.
evonna
i LOVE it and it's soooooo true for me and i'm sure so many other people
Corrine
this was to true like what happens to me and everyone at our school and other and i want to thank the author for putting many peoples feeling into words

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So Excuse Me For Being Me

Pardon me
For not wanting to be your side dish
Pardon my resistance
In granting your selfish wish
Understand the only position
I'm accepting is number one
You still don't understand that
After all is said and done
Is it so hard
And please for once be honest with me
Is faithfulness a quality
You will never be able to be
So just help me to understand
Just who it is you are
And please do not treat me
Like some ill- fated falling star
If you know you won't be there
Then don't say it at all
Because you know you won't be there
To catch me when I fall
So don't feed me your bull shit
About the road ahead
Because I would have left you
At the starting gate instead
But now I am running wild
And I am losing ground
For I was foolish in thinking
That you would stick around
You remind me that I am losing
With a tone of aggravation
But all that I am leaving behind
Is constant frustration
You say that we have shared
So many things that made us tight
Honey all that springs to mind
Is a pack of Marlboro Lights
Anytime that you were not busy
Being hung over
You spent the rest of your time
Screwing me over
So I hope you are happy
With the clueless girl who is next
And I hope you learn there's more to life
Than drinking, drugs, and sex
You treat me like a child
When it's you who's playing games
You will probably be flipping burgers
While I am relishing in fame
Sometimes you will get mad
At the way I will be
All that I can say to that:
So excuse me for being me

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

selina
Meghan ~ You said exactly what so many of us have wanted to at least once in our lives~ You GO GIRL~
Melissa
On a personal level I can relate both with being treated badly and standing up for myself. Unfortunately, many people continue to take abuse. Keep writing with your emotions and you will go far. The tone matches the content perfectly!
Angelica
This poem really sound good. I mean what ever comes from your heart just let it be.
Fiona
This poem has really hit the nail in the head. Sometimes we can get fed up looking for love that we settle for second best! Feeling a fool in love brings on these feelings of frustration! What a talented way of getting these feelings across!
Kimberly
Wow, this poem is beautiful. It really expresses your deepest emotions. I could really relate. Nice work!
Jessica
this poem is really good it just got to me n how everyone I know treats me bad
LadyBugg
i really like this poem
Karleen
You go girl!
sharon
I LOVED IT--HOW TRUE!!
Jacquelin
I really loved this poem. I think that almost all women can say that they too have been with a man like that. It's nice to know that we have the guts to stand up to them.
Shelly
I know many people before me have said this, but your poem is truly great. It also makes a lovely a capella song ;) Keep it up, Meghan
Nena
I really liked this poem! I think everyone can fit this poem someway!!!
HonorOFeagle
A beautiful exhale of anger and personal feelings. Poetry seems so much stronger when you are writing about your own feelings and emmotions.
Tina
You got it!!!! Hope everyone else is able to get it, if they find themselves in a similar situation!!! Great job!!!
janear
I just had the biggest argument with mhy boyfriend and I feel like we broke up. He wants me, but only when he calls. I don't agree and I think this peom almost completely describes things. So, I sent it to him! It is EXCELLENT!
susan
this reminded me of my ex this was a very good poem way to go
Jason
Good poem, it was very well written! I think everyone can relate to this in some way.
Jenna
I write poems myself. I write my true feelings at that moment, no sugar coating. I think Meghan did an awesome job in doing this. I can relate to it myself in many ways although the circumstances differ.
Mickie
I really liked this poem. I can relate to this one.
kim
I just wanted to let you know i read your poem and enjoyed it.... keep up the rude poetry...
steph
It was perfect! Kinda reminded me of this guy I met on the net, total sweet heart, until we sent our pics to each other.. then he basically quit writing, his lose not mine:).Awesome poem though.you need to write more and send them to me
vicky
Couldn't have said it better myself
Angela
I think that this poem was right on. Many of the verses were those that I could relate to. I definatley connected with this poem and the writer.
Krista
I think this poem did a good job so I decided to vote
Grant
You are not only a original poet you get down right to the point of what you think and how they treat you. Great Poem
Amy
I only wish I had thought of this poem.loved it
michelle
awesome!!!
Sandra
I really love your poem. I hope you feel much better now than then because men are not worth it. You go girl!
amber
IT WAS REALLY GOOD
Heather
I love this poes. Except this doesn't remind me of a guy it reminds me of what me and my best friend are going through. I felt that this poem descibed it PERFECTLY! This poem is the best! Thanks~
stacy
I like your style,stacy sexton
jennifer
this poem is so true it fit my boyfriend so right thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DEBBIE
I GOT A LAUGH OUT OF THIS POEM, IT FIT MY LAST RELASTIONSHIP ALMOST TO A 'T". I WOULD JUST CHANGE THE LAST SENTENCE TO: "SO EXCUSE YOU FOR NOT BEING MORE LIKE ME.........
Nancy
I love this poem! It's really moving.
Jessica
Love this poem. Love you Meg. Great job!
Lauren
That was so good :)
zoila
it was awesome, real life really good real words no some fancy little poem it was very very good

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