I can live without you...

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I can live without you...

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


I can live without you,

wake each day,

hardly notice the weather,

follow my routines,

with vacant stares into empty rooms,

quiet moments lost in numb resistance.

I can be far from you and breath,

my heart beating, occasionally,

to satisfy my dull urge to live,

and I can eat bland food,

drink tasteless liquids,

to ease my pleading body.

If I don’t think about you,

you are gone,

your touch a distant memory,

your sweet breath against my neck,

an itch I can scratch,

a faint reminder of passion,

a past I cannot reclaim.

But I do think about you,

every second of my day,

and my life is black-and-white,

without you in it,

everything is without flavour,

without substance,

a habitual numbing existence.

You colour my world,

give it light, strength,

and I am lost, a shadow

without you by my side.

Your love gives me purpose,

and yes, I can live without you,

but I don’t want to.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Brenda, I'm glad you do. Thanks for your support. Take care.


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Brenda Holstine 5 years ago from Denton, Texas

The last line has always been my definition of true love.

I enjoy your writing very much, Tony.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks mottiandbander, Glad you connected.


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mottiandbander 5 years ago from Chd

Nice. The last line was awesome....

Seriously the last line hurts more....


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks elucidator, glad you enjoyed it ans hope you continue to do so. Thanks for reading and your comment.


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elucidator 5 years ago from SoCal

Nice work, Tony. I look forward to reading more of your poems. I have just started delving into poetry and am finding it refreshing and challenging. Voted up.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks chrisam01, glad you appreciated it. thanks for reading


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chrisam01 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

Sweet poem! I just have to say I love the line: You colour my world. It reminds me of something I wrote. Great minds!

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