Love letting go...Poem

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Love letting go

Sometimes I feel so lost

I struggle to grasp a memory, I know I forgot

I’m drowning in a world where nobody cares

And long for one where things make sense and life is fair

Oceans of regret fill my lungs and pour out my eyes

Regret for me, regret for him, regret for the loss of joy in our lives

The sadness is replaced by anger that boils and burns

We keep making the same mistakes, yet never learn

I feel like I am in a labyrinth, searching for myself

One way ends in enlightenment, the other ends in hell

Round and round we go

Will we survive this? Nobody knows

He says left, I say right

Why must everything end in a fight?

It's like a challenge, let the games begin

He hurts me, I hurt him

Why don’t we see that in the end

Neither one of us is going to win

The anger is better than the silence

It’s like being alone in a room full of friends

I walk in he walks out

I sit down stunned, wondering what life is really about

My mind flashes back to the days

That we swore we would never walk away

New love was budding and our friendship bloomed

Everlasting hope was as abundant as the air we consumed

Those days slowly disappeared

And were replaced with children, bills, and fear

We grew up, we grew apart

There is no one to blame, we both played our part

I just want to get it back again

I truly miss my best friend

We have become strangers going through the motions

Both of us ignoring our emotions

This is something that we need to change

We either have to fix this now, or just walk away

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ashelladyhawke 4 years ago from California

Beautifully written. Unfortunately, that is the way many people are now. I have lived this many times over. Yet I still make the same mistake. When you love someone, you love them. It doesn't matter in the end whose right or wrong. I really enjoyed this poem. You have a very good talent. I look forward to seeing more of your work.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for trying to bring sense of a difficult and confusing situation. Well written. Thank you


Valleypoet 4 years ago

Unfortunately we all eventually exit the 'honeymoon period' of our relationship, and if children come along it is more about 'them' than 'us'....and your words captivate this very well, especially the line 'strangers going through the motions'...a well written and heartfelt piece. Thanks for sharing:-))


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is beautiful and it happens to so many. I have no solutions. Wishing you the best...


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Thank you so much for your kind comment!


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Mhatter, Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Valeeypoet, Thank you for your wonderful comment!


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Always exploring, Thank you for your lovely comment and concern. Things are OK I just get swept away in emotion at times and my words wander!


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

True of lot of relationships that ends this way. Your poem is written wonderfully, and it flows very well. Enjoyed reading it. Voting up and beautiful!


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Gypsy48 4 years ago

Beautiful poem with true emotions, sometimes it is better to walk away. The saying "when one door closes, another one opens" is very real. Well written poem, voted up:)


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James-wolve 4 years ago from Morocco

Beautiful piece of writing.I like it.Keep up the good work.

It could be fixed if we bury our hatchet and give it an other shot.Both we should give promises and learn letting go.I voted up.


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epigramman 4 years ago

......yes I suppose this happens to all of us at one time or another - but you have expressed this sorrow and anxiety so eloquently and with your beautiful poetic heart - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 10:48am


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Lisawilliamsj 3 years ago Author

Thank you all for your beautiful and kind comments. I am sorry it took so long for me to reply, I have not been able to get online! I want really do appreciate the support!


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

This feels so personal--beautifully done!


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Lisawilliamsj 3 years ago Author

Audrey, Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave such a kind comment! I

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