Holding On While Letting Go

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

It hurts to lose someone, yet it hurts even more to lose someone who is still sitting right next to you.

The stars and the moon

That once shone bright

Are now dull, empty specs

Consumed by night.

The wind smacks my face,

Similar to the truth,

And all I can manage to do

Is think about me and you.

I sit in the cold,

Alone, of course,

And unleash my feelings

With substantial remorse.

I wish for your heart

And pray for your attention.

I wish we could talk

About things unmentioned.

I seem to smile less

Each and every day,

But when you asked I lied,

“I’ve always been this way”.

There’s so much hidden

And so much tucked away,

I wonder if ever you’ll know

The girl you say you love every day.

Once I’m all alone

It’s hard to fight the tears

Because when you’re gone

It feels just like when you’re here.

Emotionless is the word

That describes our so-called lives.

I remember when our word was passion,

But like everything else, it too dies.

I gently wipe my eyes

With the hands you used to kiss

Who knew the most painful love

Was the one you not only have, but miss.

Submitted: December 27, 2011

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