I try to remember
The time that has passed
But, so little remains
Of our sordid dark past.

I was crushed…. devastated
I couldn’t catch my breath
Gut punched and blindsided
By the things that you said

A million lame excuses
I was feeling so ashamed
Why this have to happen?
It was you who was to blame.

My hands had started shaking
My heart about to break
It was shattering in pieces
Make it stop for heaven’s sake.

I begged you to be quiet
It was more than I could bear
The words unclear and jumbled
But, you really didn’t care.

So anxious and impatient 
You were eager to move on
It wasn’t long …..you left that night
By morning you were gone.

I heard you close the front door
You had walked right out on me
You walked away…. no looking back
In the mailbox …. was the key.

Weeks went by …. then decades
Hard getting over you
I didn’t want to be alone
Feeling sad and feeling blue.

You’re not worth the  heartache
I made a life with someone new
Banished all the hurt and pain
Better off now ….. without you.


Photo from Google Images: musixmatch.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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