You & I (Pt.2 Of Stages)

You & I (Pt.2 Of Stages)

A Poem by Gianna Jackson

I have incorporated three elements:the passing of a loved one, a friendship ending and a romantic relationship coming to an end. This installment ties in with Pt1 I Want Out, but on a different level.


You & I (Pt. 2 Of Stages)

You’re the only person I let see me cry

You’re the only one who stays up late talking with me on the phone when I can’t sleep

I can remember when we said our goodbyes on that stale, hot August day

I can remember the way the light in your eyes faded as you slipped away

You’re the first person I want to share my good news with

You’re the only one who understands my jokes with just a look

I want to stop you, chase you down, and make you change your mind

I want to go back to hanging out in the park and talking on the porch at night

You were the love of my life

You were my best friend

I don’t think time will heal this wound

I don’t think I want it to

Your scent is still on the pillow lying next to me

You’re love is still the gravity that grounds me

I will not just let this go

I will not be played as  your fool

You don’t have a monopoly over grief, pain or loss

You can’t say that what was between us meant nothing at all

I see right through those lies, quit pretending you’re sorry

You are so arrogant and cruel

Now I’m the problem?

I’m the reason you didn’t want to try?

No, but I wonder why it took this much effort to finally see the real you

© 2016 Gianna Jackson

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Added on May 4, 2016
Last Updated on May 4, 2016
Tags: original content, original poems by G. Jacks, You &I, Stages series, poetry, relationships, friendships, breaking up


Gianna Jackson
Gianna Jackson


I went to school for film studies and production and I am currently completing my masters in Creative Writing. I've been writing (creatively) since I was ten. But my writing (hopefully) has improved s.. more..