AFTER ALL THAT WE'VE BEEN THROUGH

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How can you…

How can you say that I don’t love you…

After all that you and I have been through…

How can you turn your back and say,

That you don’t care anyway…

 

How can you stare into my eyes?

While they’re filled with tears,

Because you made me cry

Saying your last good-bye…

 

You are not the man that I slept with,

For all these years,

Even though bored of you,

I hung in there….

 

With all the things that we’ve been through,

I thought it was just me and you,

Apparently I was wrong,

To you I didn’t belong….

 

How can you just up and leave me,

Like you never knew me,

And I never knew you…

 

Why am I even asking you this!

If you don’t want me that’s fine,

I’ll just need some time,

To clear up my mind,

From the heart that you left behind.

 

You don’t have to explain to me nothing,

Just close the door behind you,

So it can be my last memory of you…

Thanks for making me feel blue…

Here are my thoughts of you…

 

You were always on my mind,

But with time,

The “you” have been left behind,

 

I can’t say that I blame you…

You just had bigger balls then I imagined,

For you to confront me,

After I stuck it out with you….

 

You did something that I imagined myself to do,

So no… I don’t hate you.  

I have no reason to be mad,

Just a little bit sad.

 

But the thing is we both deserve to be happy,

Even if it’s not with you,

Or you with me…

I guess this is the way things ought to be…

I truly hope you find your destiny…

 

 

Written by: Jlono ©2011

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Cheeky Girl 3 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

I am way late to this hub and 2 years later, I wonder how life has been since it was written. Hoping things are much better for you, since you gave the guy the good-natured goodbye! (Hey, that rhymes!) Nicely written hub, and a reasonable voice behind it!


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii Author

@ SloneGal ~ Thank you so much for stopping by and of course leaving me such a wonderful comment.

Yes, sadly in the end the realization was that they weren't meant for eachother. However; life does go on. Even after painful endings such as this; there is always something beautiful waiting at the end of that pain. Endings happen for a reason and that reason is always a good reason... Blessings always await the broken hearted. The hard part, is always Accepting the pain and what's become. Once you learn to accept, then you will be blessed!

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such wonderful feedback! I hope you have a wonderful day.

~ Romancer~


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TheSloneGal 5 years ago

This is so beautiful lady there are some men out there that does not care about what they have put women through they are just another score to them some times this may not be the case but from what I got from this they were not meant for each other this is a sad poem lady but yet beautiful all at the same time. I have seen many men like that all through life even with other gals it is sick that men take women for granted


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii Author

Thank you very much... epigramman! I always look forward to your wonderful, positive, and always beautiful feed back! Thank you so much for the beautiful comment. I always enjoy reading your hubs to; for they are always exciting, beautiful, adventurous, and deep! I look forward to reading more... Have a beautiful day!

Romancer~


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epigramman 5 years ago

..I love the title and the passionate poetic content contained within .... you give romance to life with this kind of writing - and you give precious life to romance for letting us lucky readers share these words with you!

Hub bravo!


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii Author

Mrs. J.B. You are such a sweet heart.

Thank you so much!

Well I'm glad to have made your day the same that you did mine. I hope your having a blessed weekend.

I'm sorry you had to go through that. Wow! Some people can be really harsh. People need to learn their boundaries when it comes to stating their opinions. I agree... there's certainly a respectful way when doing so. I think there's definitely a great lack of respect for other people's feelings. Most times.... the know it alls, think they know it all! *laugh*

Thank you so much for sticking up for me. I am heading over to your hub right this second to read more. I love your "rain" poem. I love the Rain! * Yay* Thank you so much for being your wonderful self!

Have a blessed weekend~

Romancer


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii Author

Pearldiver - I did not promote you rubbishing my work! You did that all on your own. I said nothing to make it seem that you were rubbishing my work. What I did was simply explain why I'm not going to make the changes that you implied or suggested I should make. I did no such thing to discredit you critiquing my work. I was explaining this poem which I shouldn't be... because it's my work and I like it just the way it is.

I'm not that kind of person to make another look bad. I am able to take constructive criticism or your so-called critiquing if I feel that the other person is right.

Perhaps you should stop critiquing other people's poetry because their readers will start to critique your comments. Which is what happened here.

This part of your comment Angers me: Clearly your not getting it!

What I offered was objective advice on something that would make your work definitive to ALL readers... and I honestly don't think you know what I'm talking about! Perhaps as your writing matures, you will understand, the actual complimentary nature of what I have said... I hope so.

My reply:

First of all! I understood what your point was! I stated that in my reply to you. But... I disagreed with you.

Don't do that! Don't make me look bad here okay. Your the one that ain't getting it. Perhaps as you mature you will. I think you are an awesome writer... I read your hubs and I think they are great. Good for you!

I'm not here to be a professional stuck up! I know how I want to connect with my readers. I'm trying to connect with my readers on a deeper level. There's no "Ego" writing here. Just pure truth and great adventures.

I didn't tell my readers anything to make you look bad. They read your comment for themselves and stated their opinions. Perhaps you should learn from this experience.

Just by reading your hubs I know that you are very smart, intelligent, and experienced in writing. I think with that said... you forgot that poetry is more than just writing, it's an art. People will express themselves the way they want to. Rather it be with words, a photograph, a sculpture, a painting, a drawing, or a dance. When it comes to art there's no one way street. It's anything goes. But there's always going to be someone who thinks that he can teach it better. The way you look at the world... differs from the way I do. I find passion in everything. I don't need you or anyone telling me how to reach out to my readers, because my readers are always in mind when I write.

You just don't get it... that's okay.

I wish you the best on your hubbing adventures. Good-luck and God bless.

Romancer


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Thank You so much for making my day today!

Since I joined hubs, I saw a familiar name listed on your comments that I have also had a row with. I was not surprised at how rude and disrespectful they were. The tone came out loud and clear right after the first sentence.

My smack came from standing up for another hubber. Boy did I take a written beating for that. At first I was mortified with all the nasty and I mean nasty remarks sent to me. However once I took a few deep breaths, I knew I did the right thing.

No one has the right to slice and dice another's work of art. I do not care how experienced one is in the field. There is a right way and wrong way to express one's opinion and I mean opinion only. Like it is said "Opinions are like --------, everyone has one".....

I am glad though that you just brushed it off. Maturity for some takes time. SMILE

I look forward also to reading many more of your poems. Your very talented, write beautiful pieces of art and deserve nothing else but praise!!!


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii Author

Mrs. J. B.... I can tell that you are a very spiritual person yourself! You are very beautiful indeed... I'm so honored to see that you really like my poems. Thank you very much for all of your wonderful comments. You really did make my day so much enjoyable. Although when I seen your comments I was on my way out the door. But your comments stuck with me throughout the day... and I kept reminding myself to reply to you no matter what time of the day it was! The time now is 1:50am and I'm up reading your wonderful comments and making sure that I reply to them. I really am very appreciative of you!

I will have to say that I agree with you 200%. Writing is a form of Art. I write the way I want to and I will continue to write the way I want to. Who said you have to have a style to write poetry? To me.... that's just stupid (no offense). People will always be creative in their own way... and I think we are free to express our creative sides as we please. Some may like it, some may not. I don't take things to heart. But I will express my disagreements. If I thought someone was right... I would listen, agree, and learn. But if I don't agree... then I will express my disagreement.

However; I am very happy to have you as a fellow hubber!

Your awesome! Thank you sooooo... much for being a blessing to me today. There was a reason for me to check my hub and that reason was to read all of the nice things that you wrote. I hope you have an amazing and blessed day everyday!

Thank you so much!

Romancer


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

You are very spiritual and your poetry shows that. No matter what anyone says, follow your own heart. Remember that writing is another form of art. What is beautiful to one, maybe not be to another. For all the beautifuls you recieve which is mind blowing that one just not my taste is of no importance and not worth responding too. SMILE


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii Author

Awwweee Thank you Mrs. J.B.! I look forward to hubbing with you =)

Romancer


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Do not change a thing about this poem. It's sincere.


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii Author

@ A.A. Zavala ~ Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read this poem. I agree... this poem is heart wrenching; especially for people who can relate or have an open mind to imagine themselves in this persons situation. Thank you for your nice comment.

Romancer


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Truly heart wrenching and painful to read. Thank you for sharing.


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii Author

@ TrixieGator ~ Thank you... thank you... thank you! for understanding my style of writing and the nice comment. I really appreciate it!

Romancer


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TrixieGator 5 years ago

i for one understand your style.its free and honest rather than fit in a box.. i felt her dismay..


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii Author

Dear Readers,

People say hurtful things when they are upset... so I implemented that into this poem.

What you are reading is someone's struggle to accept the truth. Her pain, then her acceptance. It's not meant to look pretty.


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii Author

@ Pearldiver - I understand what your saying and I do appreciate it. But this poem is doing exactly what it's supposed to do. Although this poem isn't speaking about my life it speaking of someone else's experience. I sat there and went through the motions with this person. Exactly what the poem states is exactly the way the poem was supposed to be. To show the sadness, the confusion, her anger,then her understanding... an emotional person is a confused person, that's where the poem transitions from sadness and pleaing to anger, then her understanding and her own feelings. It's the way I wrote it to be and I'm not making any changes with all do respect. We both write differently and what you find negative, someone else will find truth to it. Thank you for your criticism and honesty, but I'm going to write my style no matter what.... I appreciate it though. Thank you!

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