Total Stranger DCP Ver.

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The end of a painful and embarrassing matter.

The Tumultuous Tale of a Total Stranger Double Condensed Poetic Ver.


Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:27 pm


A double condensed version of my helpless ramblings 


Here I am 

Still fighting flooding eyes

Still shaking from the pain

As hours later I realize 

What exactly I became


I unknowingly wrote 

In the place where she used to be

In the darkness of her shadow 

You never could see me


You reminded her of your love

But confessed it to me

When I tried to decline 

You did not accept my apology 


I wasn’t apologizing 

She was

But I never new

I sat by the waters of the port

Without so much as a clue


I wrote 

In the morning 

In the noon

In the night

Beneath the moon


You tried to understand 

I took comfort in your kindness 


The things we hadn’t told each other 

At last came to light

And something you alluded to

Didn’t sit quite right


In an instant it became clear

I was never the one you held most dear


I was never the one in your sight

I was not the woman you were thinking of

I was never intended to receive your love


Remorseful tears shed for not

Heartfelt apologies said for not 

Months of pain & months of self-blame spent for not

All of my anguish was for not


Where do I stand?

 I feel like a thief

A fool 

And a child


I am all of those things

But even at best

I am something else

Something even less


I am a total stranger

You know me from nowhere 

And no one 


What else is there to say? 

I’m just a total stranger

Back in to the moving crowds

I will simply fade away

Submitted: November 15, 2021

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An exceptionally empathic & understanding, piece of writing!
Credit, where credit's due - kudos:)

Tue, November 16th, 2021 1:05am


I greatly appreciate it, thank you!

Tue, November 16th, 2021 6:57am


Oh how painful it must be to have been abandoned by your lover!

Sat, December 4th, 2021 8:05am


Thank you for your comment. Close, but not quite. The man was not my lover. This poem is the end of a series and is best read in context so as to understand the whole story. The whole story goes in this order:

I Broke A Man, Heartbreaker’s Solitaire Parts 1-5, Courage, Spiral, “If and Whenever You Need Me”, Tempest of Tears, Plot Twist, Release, Confidence, Total Stranger.

I wrote these poems in real time as my feelings ached on and as I tried to resolve and then learned the truth of the matter. It was quite the emotional roller coaster. If you have any questions on them as you read, feel free to ask.

Sat, December 4th, 2021 9:05am


Dear Prism Persona,
This is a wonderful poem wrung from (I think) the rejection of the love felt for someone not you.

I like the short line lengths and the complete bite sized stanzas. they add to your raw isolation both during and after this mismatched communication.

Thank you for reviewing my diamond poem, Defiance'. I'd love to hear your thoughts on 'For why this sudden rush of green.'

Keep writing and enjoy!

Thu, January 6th, 2022 7:38pm


Dear Panteleon,
Thank you so much for your review. You got the meaning correct. Long story short, it was just a case of mistaken identity. My favorite poems about this whole ordeal are this one and “Tempest Of Tears”.

Your welcome and I look forward to checking out your new poem!

Thu, January 6th, 2022 12:30pm

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