Poetry On Odyssey: Closed Doors

Poetry On Odyssey: Closed Doors

Original Publication by the Live Poets Society of New Jersey (December 2016).

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Closed Doors.

The day you left was the day I promised myself that I would close this door forever.

A torrent of fire raged inside me,

For you left me without a goodbye.

In fact, you left me with nothing -

Nothing but lungs that were empty of air,

With the shattered remains of a heart that stopped pulsing,

With a soul that was lost and could no longer be found.

From there it took me months,

Twelve months, simply to feel again.

For it was not a feeling of wholeness,

Nor one of safety or security,

It was simply the feeling of being able to breathe again.

And now here you are,

Standing before me.

You yearn for me as I once did you,

When all I truly yearn for is to regain the ability to love.

Yet here I stand on this frosty December night,

On the doorstep of your former dwelling,

And you close the door behind me.

*Original publication of the Live Poets Society of New Jersey (December 2016).

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You Should’ve Left Me: A Poem

You should leave me before it's too late.

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You should've left me the night you came home late,

The night I saw your texts with her and felt my love fade.

You should've left me when I asked if you loved me,

Instead of making me feel like you were too drunk to think clearly.

You should've left me when I cried on your shirt,

Instead of kissing me softly and telling me how you never meant to make me hurt.

You should've left me when I asked for a break,

Instead of crying and telling me how much you needed me to feel sane.

You should've left me when I stopped living in the moment with you,

Instead of trying to win me back with those sweet, sweet words that always seemed too good to be true.

You should've left me when I wouldn't stop using my phone,

Instead of assuming there wasn't another guy and you still were my comfort and home.

You should leave me before it's too late,

because I might just do what you did on that night that made my love fade.

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