Unspoken (a poem)

Alone

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Days are spent

waiting to hear

just a word or two

about how you are

where you’ve been.


Sadness covers me

devastation my only claim

to what was,

I tell myself to move on.


The time went slowly

but I continued

forgot the past

made reasons for your absence

where no knowledge was found.


Just when I’ve traveled

through the toughest part

gathered the strength

picked up the pieces

fortified my walls,

you reappear.


What’s to be gained

by starting it all up again

to do this dance of closeness

that always leaves me alone?


Weary from the efforts

of all the times before

I can’t believe

or understand your words.


As you fill the air

with pleas and reasons

of promises delayed

declarations that run counter to your ways,

what you’ll never see

is how hard it is for me

to feel the same

to be so close

with abandonment a nagging reminder

of the truth

that you will hurt me.

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wildove5 4 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

Sounds like my 19 yo daughters ex-boyfriend!!!! Thanks,


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LailaK 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Your poems are entralling and very relatable! Voted up and I am out of words at how I am going through the exact same story that your poem tells!


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AliceFSpencer 4 years ago from Texas

This is a wonderful poem of moving on only to for them to return and want to try again.... Voted up !


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

wildove5, sorry to hear that she is going through all this.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for reading LailaK, no you are not alone, thanks for the vote up.

AliceFSpencer, thanks for the vote up, glad you enjoyed my poem.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful..Love hurts when you're not sure that the one you love is the staying kind..


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks always exploring.

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