via Daily Prompt: Confess


I confess to my wrong doings
I bare the weight of guilt and blame
There’s nothing more that I can do
To ease this gnawing pain.

They say that time heals all wounds
It’s been years and nothing’s changed
I can’t escape the pain I feel
Every time I hear his name.

A heart cannot be mended
If the wound’s too deep inside
No matter what I try to do
I can never seem to hide

Hide from all the stinging words
I wish were never spoken
How could I know the damage
His heart, so easily broken.

He didn’t want to let me go
But, one day I walked away
Didn’t even leave a note
I had no more to say.

I’d said it all the night before
My words cut like a knife
I couldn’t stand to be with him
Didn’t want to be his wife.

The scandal and degradation
His banner, his badge of shame
They all knew that I’d left him
And, thought he was to blame.

I made a big mistake the night
I gave in to childish whims
To fantasies of another life
I thought I wanted, without him.


Image from Google Images: blog.doctoroz.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

4 thoughts on “WITHOUT HIM”

  1. Wow! Powerful poem. Felt the stress, the pain and the conflict. Very well done for it came from the well of knowing. May peace soon reach you and accept the choice you felt was best for you.


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