Pain Abates

My heart breaks in two
as I say goodbye to you
when all I want is to stay.
Time has come
to be on my way
no longer waiting
for you to chose, her or I?
Moving forward
taking a chance
the chance I gave you
rebuffed
left to cry
my heart settles heavy
farewell my Prince Charm.
I wanted once more
to be held in yours arms
to feel your body’s heat.
Not meant to be
you left me
scarred
tears stinging my eyes
howling with pain
crumpled in a ball.
I rose above it.
I chose to be strong.
I will love again
as my heart is not made
to be left unheld.
©Jay-lyn Doerksen
June 29/18
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Cock-A-Doodle-Do

You have to wonder

do they really understand?

Do they see that disdain grows

disenchanted taking hold

smiles to sneers

or no?

Are their egos so large?

Is vanity thy name?

When all give reign

to the cawing rooster

bowing in servitude

there is not a wonder

that all you find

is dust

grey and gritty

filling obtuse heads.

Photo by Jairo Alzate on Unsplash