A Final Parting

A Final Parting

A Poem by Annie LaHue

Cool autumn day spent

Sun setting

Sick with regret.

Disintegrating will

In overwhelming quiet


Departure inevitable

Pressing together

Embracing the future, skeptical

Baby steps, he told me.

We’d be okay.


Transcending to a disillusioned reality

The thick lies dispelled from my eyes

Wide open lakes

Running muddy rivers down my face


He yearned for escape

An excuse to give up

He wanted to be free of me�"

I reduced to a phantom,

A murky ghost of a girl

Who clung as shadow


Regret ingrained

From memories replayed

Ink in skin

Permanence, weakness,


© 2014 Annie LaHue

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You masterfully penned several great metaphors here. Your word choice is impeccable, and your flow ever-shifting, giving a haunting image to your poem. Good job!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Very beautiful and very sad. You do an excellent job of connecting real world changes to what happens in real life. I must say, this is one of the best poems I have ever read.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on February 20, 2014
Last Updated on February 20, 2014
Tags: heart, heart break, break, love, relationships, dumped, bitter, poem, poetry


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