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I Don't Belong

Karen Kraemer

Karen’s poem was recently published in A Surrender to the Moon (International Library of Poetry, 2005).

There has to be a way for me to get out of this.
I don’t feel like I’m wanted or needed.
I don’t belong here and never will.
I feel like I’m just being used.
How could he treat me like that?
It’s almost as if I am a piece of property.
I really don’t like that feeling.
One minute he treats me really badly
While the next he wants me.
He has two personalities,
One I can stand, the other makes me so mad.
I can’t explain the way he makes me feel.
I can’t keep dealing with it, it’s going to stop soon.
He makes me so mad, I don’t know what to do about it.
As I sit here and think bout the way I feel about him
It makes me wonder what I see in him,
It makes me question
What kind of man am I looking for as a partner?