After a way too long absence, I am happy to be joining d’Verse Poets for their Tuesday challenge where the topic is frustration and heartbreak.  I’m also sharing with Real Toads for the Tuesday Platform.

So tired of being the one
to take the blame
and bear the shame
of everyone else’s pain.

Shoulders sag and back bent
with woes of feeling guilty
for everything I may
or may not have caused.

It’s not my fault
the world is not fair;
I tried to help you feel better.
I tried to ease your way.

I tried to fix your pain,
but failed to do the job;
that’s the guilt that
hurts my heart the most.