I've Lived In Those Eyes With A Heart Of Many Scars

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
I was in a treatment center for addiction. From a distance I saw a guy sitting with his wife. We were in the courtyard of the treatment center, I was at the gazebo while they were sitting on a bench. Their conversation looked a little tense, as if they were separating (I later met that woman and found my suspicions were correct). Later when I started writing I thought I'd put a "blurb" with a poem and this is what popped out.

Submitted: June 14, 2019

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The blue skies were no longer visible. The darkening clouds extended into a tomorrow that no one would ever see. She was sitting in a courtyard under a gazebo that had seen better days. There were many paths that lead up to where she sat. I watched her from a distance. She was not aware of my presence. She was lost in the days of old. Those days are just a marker of where she was today. From where I stood I could see the pain in her eyes. I lived in that pain. I lived in those eyes.
 
Yes, I have loved and lossed,
And through those eyes I have seen the tears of many years,
I have seen the sun rise in darkness,
And I have seen the sun set with regret.
 
And yes, throughout this time,
I have learned to hate,
That which brings such pain,
So I turned to stone.
 
And yes, alone I was,
At noon on a summer’s day,
Counting the cracks in the pavement,
Which was once a heart.
 
And yes, I said to myself,
With this heart of many scars,
I shall never love another,
A martyr I shall become.
 
And yes, I walked this earth,
Showing my pain and misery,
For all to see,
How love betrayed me.
 
And yes, did a day come,
When I became afraid,
For something stirred inside me,
As you said “Are you okay?”
 
And yes, you took my hand,
So I could feel your warmth,
Surge into a heart of stone,
And I learned to love again.
 
And yes, together did we walk,
Experiencing the grand of life,
Holding each other’s hand,
And smiling at the sun.
 
And yes, through life’s trials and tribulations,
I now walk alone,
I reach out for your hand,
And grasp only air.
 
And yes, once again,
Love has gotten away,
I am now alone,
For all the world to see.
 
And yes, I’ll still live,
Throughout this pain and misery,
For I rather another scar,
Than to be a stone martyr.
 
She tilted her head to the side as a starling flew to her feet. A smile slowly formed as if a subtle memory from long ago seeped into her head. The starling jumped about her feet, looked up at her as if to say, “are you okay?”
I walked away.


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