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Cutting Ties with Your Ex: A Poem

Updated on December 4, 2013

A Poem


I’m too tired for this today.

I have no words to say

all the things I need to.


Let’s not begin again.

I don’t want my head to spin.

This raised tone that drones on and on,

us talking sounds like a skipping song.


There’s too much tension from where we’ve come.

You say it’s love, I say you’re wrong.

We’re too attached with disconnect.

I can’t stand it. Let me collect


my sanity that I’ve lost

at the cost of depleting pride.

I’ve stayed with you though it kills inside.

No guts to leave, so I hide.


It’s not healthy, how we relate.

We love as strong as we hate.

So I think It’s time I say,

“We both should go our separate ways.”


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      Brian Loewer 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Aw, well thank you! I do what I can to keep from the paparazzi's flash :P

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      Lissette 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I'll have to head over there to read it then...

      What a handsome friend I have. :)

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      Brian Loewer 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks Moms, Yeah the second picture is me, a few years old though. Glad you enjoyed the read, this is an older one I thought I'd share with my most recent... She's a Supernova.

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      Lissette 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Very nice as usual Brian. The second picture, is it you? Finally a face to the name? I never understood why people delay in letting go what does not suit them. Why is it so hard to end something that is no good. I am not a quitter but I am not a settler either.

      Always nice to read you friend.

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Glad you like it Crystar

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      Crystar 5 years ago

      Very beautiful and honest. Great work.

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Hey loonies, I'm really glad you liked it. Thanks for the great compliment and comment. Appreciate the read!

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      looniestlove 5 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

      This is a well written poem and as a reader i can really feel that the message comes from your heart. The pain is really there...I do commend you for being such a real man for being able to make a poem out of what you feel...hope you feel better after writing this down...GOD BLESS

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Yeah it's so true Sue, Thanks for reading and giving me your insight

      Thanks Joshua- I'm glad you liked it

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      joshuahunsaker 5 years ago from South Haven

      This was fun!

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      "my sanity that I’ve lost

      at the cost of depleting pride.

      I’ve stayed with you though it kills inside.

      No guts to leave, so I hide."

      So many stay in bad relationships because they are scared to be alone or they are waiting for the other partner to say that they are leaving.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Aw, thanks so much Tyra. Feel free to read as many as you'd like :) Glad to see you here on Hubpages, I look forward to reading your work as well. take care -- brian

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      tyra marieza 5 years ago from Atlanta Georgia

      Awesome!! If you could just hear me cheering. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Deborah Brooks, thank you so much for your comment. My goal is to create writing that's honest to myself and my experiences. So I'm happy to hear I'm not alone! Thanks again...

      -Brian

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Hey there Sky. Thanks again for the comment. Yeah I'd consider your advice but this relationship is long gone. She has babies now... they're not mine. Haha take care.,

      Hello Christine- Well I don't know if I should subject you to all the rubish I produce, believe it or not what I post on the Hubs is some of my better stuff! :).. Thanks so much.

      Krystal- thanks so much for reading, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed this one

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      This is a great poem.. It's what we all feel time to time some more than others. I loved your poem. thanks for printing what we are thinking..

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Sometimes it's just time to let go and somehow, it doesn't make it feel better! I enjoyed this poem and I am glad you shared it :)

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      Christine P Ann 5 years ago from Australia

      Makes me wonder what other treasures you still have stored in microsoft word, please let them all out for us to enjoy. Great work :)

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      sky9106 5 years ago

      Let only the sacrifice that you voluntarily make for your overall benefit , be the only entity ,given the green light to to sometimes leave your energy spent.

      There are no guidelines that says when you are tired , keep going.

      Tiredness in one of living's greatest enemy, it's the living brother of death itself.

      Never let it get too close to often , never make excuses for tiredness, like because!

      When you are tired , do everything in your power as soon as possible to get out of that ZONE!

      Bless.

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Well Verita, I've had this one sitting in a microsoft word document for almost a year now. I never thought it was worth publishing, but because of your rave reviews I can see I was wrong. Thanks so much, makes me feel it was worth writing. I figured some could relate. Take care.

      Madmilker you almost made my appendix burst with how hard you had me laughing. I don't know what George Dickel #12 is, but I can only hope it's some sort of booze. I took notes. I'll let you know if it turns that song straight... Cheers!

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      madmilker 5 years ago

      I know what you mean.

      I got up at ten after four this morning...

      made a pot of coffee...

      walked out to the hen house and woke up the rooster...

      and as I was walking back to the house...

      I said...

      Only an O'fart would of had to have done that....

      LVidoni5...

      one jigger of warm George Dickel #12

      one teaspoon of honey

      a pinch of ginger

      mix well and swallow....

      and that song stops skipping...

      oh! sugar the pill of life in the morning....

      and those words will come to you.

      Golly!

      it was a purdy day today...

      the Lord turned the light switch on for me...

      and I live through it...

      life can't get no better than that....

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      V Qisya 5 years ago

      Wow, Brian. This is good...I mean REAL good. I could feel the pain deep within, killing me, like it used to.

      You're simply AWESOME! And I like those pics too :D

      Up, up and away!

      Best Wishes, Verita

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