The first
The one I thought
I’d never get
Over

Insults clad in jokes
I swallowed
Reckless disregard of feelings
I tolerated
Ridiculous behaviour
I defended

Self-worth
Pegged to your validation
Reduced to a crumbling
Mess
At a single word from your
Lips

Too important to sever
Too afraid to lose (you)
A facade to maintain
Oh, he’s just a friend.”

Insignificant
Overlooked until
All options
Exhausted
Ego stroked then
Dropped like a
Used napkin

A decade on
Romantic liaisons gone
Hoping that you’ve
Learnt kindness
Acquired sensitivity
Understood love

but.

 

 

Ten years it took to
Mend a broken heart
A lifetime it’ll take to
Heal this disappointed soul.

It’s over. 

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