War Of Minds Special Feature: Growing Up By Ryan Orlando

Growing Up

I truly understand now

The man I am today is the man she begged me to be
Maybe not directly but her sideways messages didn’t register until now
I was young when we met
So I wasn’t one for progress
Now moving on from that space
I have begun to see more sense
The amount of string she would allow me to take
Willingly in good faith
That one day I could be who she wanted me to be
The problem was I was comfortable
Effort became less
Her demands became too much stress
For me to take in each time we argued
I stop putting up a fight
Finishing off most of her sentences with alright
Out of spite she would confide in others that would listen
She would make out that she was the victim in all of this
I couldn’t even stomach a kiss because the sight of her made me sick
The only wish I could generate was one of never meeting her
I didn’t need her she needed me
Call it naivety seeping through me if you want
I was young when we first met
So I wasn’t one for making up and forward progress
Twitter: @RyanMo_
Facebook: Ryan Orlando

Published by T K Williams Nelson

I'm Tannika. Author & Writer. Business Owner. Spoken Word Poet. As featured in The Kilburn & Brent Times, The Voice Newspaper, Brent Magazine, BBC and more. This is my space. I share my work, my experiences and things I find interesting. Shop my streetwear and crochet brands at my online boutique, Unique Boutique London, and my books: Tales of the Hood Underclass 7 Time is Money Available on my author website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all other online book retailers. For enquiries: timeismoneyinquiries@gmail.com

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