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Wait I Said...

Updated on August 24, 2013
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Wait I Said...

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Wait I said,

voice cracking,

shear desperation enveloping,

eyes filled with despair,

and your cold,

steely resolve,

like a wall impenetrable,

that no emotion could erode.

I sensed the bleak pointlessness,

of my melodramatic panic,

and stilled,

my heart almost arresting,

like the blood just came to a stop,

congealing,

crusting within my veins,

and just at that moment,

I knew,

knew that we were done,

no turning back,

the door slamming well and truly,

behind me.

The tears fell, the body slumped,

broken,

bereft of feeling,

beyond despair and pain,

like a dark cloud descended,

all consuming,

numbing,

an ending without resolution,

just an ending,

dark and cold.

She walked away,

carrying some justification,

blurry as it may have been,

and I watched her steps,

steady, decisive,

and the door, slowly

edging its way to closure.

Twenty three years,

fading,

transforming,

to a memory,

and she was gone.


Breaking up is always hard to do, especially after half your life.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure Jamie, glad you appreciated it.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Always does Wayne. That's life.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Don't you love her madly? As she's walking out the door.

      The irony is that in my case, I was the one walking out the door, and it still hurt like hell.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you for this well written verse on a painful subject. Jamie