A Poem by EmpressPoetess

Breaking up is hard to do


Like water from a distant river

The silence flows across the room

Faint with the bittersweet surrender


His silhouette reflects the moment

Coffee cup pressed to grim lips, he sips

Ridiculous!  Let your screams echo out


Stomp in rage and fling something

Just stop this stubborn silent ranting!


My heart is swelling, no way around it

The pieces are scattered across the floor


Memories of gay laughter in sunlight

And tender kisses shared in spring rain

And shouting over who’s right or wrong


Hold on tight to these souvenirs

If we had laughed harder yesterday

Maybe today would have lasted forever


Maybe we’d be pulling it together

Instead of tearing it apart


I'll leave my keys on my way out

I won't be needing them anymore.

© 2010 EmpressPoetess

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Its so sad I am speechless

Posted 13 Years Ago

Sad, sad, sad.... the sense of rage is palpable... 'stamp' and 'fling'... the torn emotions 'scattered across the floor'... and the wistful desire to hold on to those moments of tenderness, the regret that maybe it could have been different... The pain and turmoil of separation is all there...

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on December 28, 2010
Last Updated on December 28, 2010
Tags: disbelief, bittersweet, stomp, shout, rage, echo souvenirs, wrong, leaving



Dallas, TX

A single mom of 4 adult kids. I love to write, mostly romance poetry, but I do dabble in different areas of poetry. I just write what I feel about life. I also write short stories. I live In Dalla.. more..


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