You Had Me At Goodbye

You Had Me At Goodbye

A Poem by Lexi Richard

it's become so very obvious
embarrassingly clear
that i am not the one for you
no, i'm not even near

it's time to slit open my heart
make it devoid of you
once it's clean i'll stitch it back
and it'll beat brand new

i'll bathe my brain in herbal tea
dump ice water on my soul
i'll pick your name out from my teeth
and i'll cover the cavernous holes

the tears about you, i'll cry away
i'll wash them down the drain
i'll cleanse my mind with thunderstorms
and pretend i feel no pain

i'll walk with an unfamiliar strut
a new confidence and new vibe
until i remember you again
oh, you had me at 'goodbye'

-l.r.

© 2015 Lexi Richard


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I'm giving you applause for this. The detail is rich with metaphors that stand out and your attitude shouts with confidence too. The title's play on words grabbed me from the start. Keep writing.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lexi Richard

5 Years Ago

Thank you! I definitely will continue to write.
Great way to say "no want you here no mo". LoL good poem, certain lines resonate even after the first reading.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lexi Richard

5 Years Ago

Ahah thank you!
This is fantastic. I saw so many images and it brought me back to my own experiences; a very powerful piece of work(:

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lexi Richard

5 Years Ago

Thank you!
Sometimes to save yourself you must shed some skin... well done...




Posted 5 Years Ago


Lexi Richard

5 Years Ago

Unfortunately true... Thank you
This was a fun but emotional read. I enjoyed very much. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lexi Richard

5 Years Ago

Thank you very much!
This was simply beautiful :) It's the perfect uplift for someone who has just gone through a break-up. After a break-up, things aren't always easy, we mope around and miss them, but soon after awhile, we begin to see things different, more clearly. To realize that maybe we haven't done anything wrong, but it was all them. We then have to smile to ourselves and remember who we are, hence giving us a new confidence and vibe. We are happier, like such relief had be lifted from our shoulders. We feel free. Happy. Refreshed. New.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lexi Richard

5 Years Ago

Thank you! Exactly the message I was trying to portray.
I Am Svetlana

5 Years Ago

You're welcome :) I'm always glad to review!
I really enjoyed your poem! I think it was a very clever way to describe your feelings and definitely the emotions showed! Great writing!!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lexi Richard

5 Years Ago

Thank you!
packed with images that I truly enjoyed.

"it's time to *slit open my heart (prompted and image right away)
make it devoid of you
once it's clean i'll *stitch it back
and it'll beat brand new"

Great verse.

All were filled with great images. Enjoyed this poem very much.




Posted 5 Years Ago


Lexi Richard

5 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Awesome, I couldn't write any better than this. good one indeed

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lexi Richard

5 Years Ago

Thank you!
Wonderful!Wonderful!Wonderful!
No more words are suitable for the awesome write.
Congratulations!!!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lexi Richard

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
zainul

5 Years Ago

You are most welcome!

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Added on October 21, 2013
Last Updated on August 21, 2015
Tags: love, heartbreak, moving on

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