No longer

No longer

A Poem by Kesha
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Three weeks have passed
Since I last saw your face,
Couldn't see your pain,
But I heard your heart

break.

You left town that same day,
Packed a suitcase
And drove away,
Had your window up the whole

way.

I saw your eyes
In the sockets of
A local cashier,
The girl you said 
Who couldn't comprehend

life.

She flashed a smile,
And lit up the room,
Or so I heard, 
All I could think of was

you;

Who walked away,
As if it wasn't the breath
In my lungs that gave you

life,

As if it wasn't the calluses 
On my hands that molded
Everything in which you have

become.

I swam in the ocean of your eyes,
I lived behind the walls of your

insecurities.

I saw your silhouette on the pavement
the other day,
But it did not pain me to remember,
It did not leave me gasping for air,
Like it did that first

day.

My hands no longer ache
For your presence,
My eyes no longer search 
For your features because

darling

I was not born to drown.

© 2017 Kesha



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omg. Did you write this from your own personal experience? This is so BRAVE. I love this a lot. Always remember to be brave enough to leave bad things behind and move forward because there is where your future is!
good job. I believe this is your best work yet.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kesha

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much! :)
This piece was a little hard to read for me becuz of the way you separated out those single words. I was trying to find the significance of this, to the reading, but never did. Oh well! Your message is a little scary as it seems like the narrator feels responsible for this other person who has gone, as if the missing beloved should be beholden to the narrator for everything he/she is. Like the very fact of life is due to the air in someone else's lungs (very poignant & intense idea). I would want to get far away from this narrator, if I were the missing beloved. But I applaud you for painting a scenario where perspectives are somewhat tweaked & realistically portrayed.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kesha

1 Month Ago

Haha very good take on the piece, we all have our perspectives and that's one of the reasons I love .. read more
A good message of strength gained despite painful experiences. I cant say I'm a fan of the layout but that's me - completely me.
I loved the last line but was a bit sad when I discovered it was a common saying that I hadnt yet heard of - it seemed so fresh and original (well obviously thats because I hadnt heard of it before) but most songs are built around common sayings so that's fine.
Good work Kesha :))

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kesha

1 Month Ago

Haha thank you!
Honest and powerful words and thoughts. I enjoyed the honest tone and the directness of the story in the poetry. The ending was perfect. Thank you Kesha for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kesha

1 Month Ago

Thank you!
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You are welcome.
This is an excellent poem. The last line gave me chills.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kesha

2 Months Ago

Thank you!
A heart touching poem..lines are really amazing, dear.
keep on going.
beautiful work.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kesha

2 Months Ago

Thank you!
Priyanshi

2 Months Ago

You're most welcome.
Such a gripping, emotional and powerful write Kesha!
I was so hooked and wanted to read and read!
Well done, keep it up!! :)))

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kesha

2 Months Ago

Thank you very much!
Mr.Writer

2 Months Ago

No problem :)
"I was not born to drown"
Very rousing.


Posted 2 Months Ago


Kesha

2 Months Ago

Thank you very much
Thats soo beautiful

I liked the way she let go!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kesha

2 Months Ago

Thank you I'm glad you liked it!!
I love the final line here, very empowering. The story it's self was kind of sad, but it did end with a powerful feeling.
Your style of poetry is always fresh and new. I really like that. Good job. =)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kesha

2 Months Ago

Thank you that's what I was going for :) glad you liked it
Sinbulvinter

2 Months Ago

You're welcome. You pulled it off! It was a rather encouraging tale!

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