Kissing My World Goodbye

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Short Story- first time experimenting from a male's POV

My head is pounding& my feet ache but I continue to walk after her, never ready to watch her leave. The hot sun beat down on my exposed neck& seemed to soak right though my white long sleeve. Rain clouds above taunted the melancholy day with warning of a downpour.

I firmly grab the shoulder of her dark green hoodie and spin her around grabbing her arms tightly, “please, don’t do this”

I said in a whisper that almost came out as a sigh. Her straight auburn hair rolled across her shoulders& shifter a little in the passing breeze. She avoided my eyes at all costs, blankly staring into the sidewalk. I tilted her chin up& gently put my forehead against hers so she would be looking right into my eyes. I always loved that gorgeous hazel, gently accentuated with heavy eyeliner, although she didn’t need the makeup. I always thought she was the most beautiful thing in the world, even here fighting back tears.

I now know why she didn’t want to look me in the eyes. I could see her whole story; the pain, the anger, the frustration, all caught up in the question, how could you do this to me? She didn’t even need to speak for me to hear her. I lifted one of my hands up to her cheek. Her porcelain skin was pale & cool opposed to my tan warm complexion.

“Don’t leave” came out in almost a begging tone as I stared deeply into her olive eyes. She let the words float in the air for a few seconds before the breeze took them away. She grabbed my hand, removing it from her cheek & placing it by my side, only pausing for a second to inhale the sweet smell of honeysuckle which drifted throughout the park. She then stood on her tiptoes & gave me a soft kiss on the cheek. I loosened my grip on her other arm & watched as she used her hoodie to wipe away a silent tear just before it rolled off her chin. I couldn’t believe this was it. I have never been good with goodbyes.

Grinding her teeth together she turned around, careful not to let any hurtful words escape. I couldn’t inhale enough oxygen to say anything. I was out of energy to try to convince her to stay. I watched her walk away in silence as I stood there speechless. It was as if my whole world froze & then came crashing down around me. I couldn’t see, feel, or breathe. All I could do was stand there, terrified. Terrified to let go. Terrified to move on.

In an instant she was gone. Out of my life forever. Like a bullet, it hit me & I could feel all the pain shoot across my whole body, radiating from the four corners of my heart.

A soft mist of rain began to fall proceeded by a harder, pouring rain (you know, the kind that blows sideways). Yet, I didn’t move. I don’t know how long I stood in the pouring rain. How long I was unable to see, feel, or breathe. Dead to the rest of the world.

I just knew the worst feeling ever. Ten times more painful than the worst feeling you’ve ever felt. Watching your everything walk away from you. Saying goodbye to the love of your life when you know you’ll never see them again. You’ve never felt pain unless you’ve kissed your world goodbye.


Submitted: November 21, 2010

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