Tainted

forever i will be tainted
tainted by the dark, sad reality
of the wrongs that i have done
of the mistakes i deliberately
committed
or, did i?
was i wrong to just let you go?
was i wrong to just let you walk away?

when all i ever wanted to do
that moment you said goodbye
was hold you close to my heart
so close you would feel my heartbeat
so close you would know
(or maybe, i was hoping you’d know)
that you were and have always been
the one i want,
the one my heart bleeds for
the one my soul yearns for

and for years and years, i wonder,
of how life’s been treating you
of which path you’ve taken
are you happy?
are you dreamin’ the biggest dreams?
are you writing like you used to?
are you smiling making people happy as you’ve always?

for now, i only have my memory,
my memory of you and of that day
that i let you walk away
was i not man enough to fight for you?
fight for my love,
fight for our love?

for Sadje’s WDYS https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/07/19/what-do-you-see-91/

39 Comments

  1. how can such a pretty and joyful lady write such sad words? its because she is a brilliant writer who can create emotions from her mighty pen. your poem drips with sadness just like the photo prompt. well done Mich!

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    1. Awww,….my heart is jumping with joy and so full of gratitude with your comment Gina…thank you so much…so so much..thank you😊😊😊πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  2. Powerful, poignant, and heart-touching, Mich.
    Your poem is a perfect pairing with the photo.
    Your words are thick and heavy with emotion…just like that dark paint. We can feel it.
    Excellent write!
    (((HUGS))) ❀ πŸ™‚

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  3. Your poem reminds me of so many choices that we make in our lives. But we must move forward and without regret.
    I’ve lost contact with some early friendships – I can only imagine that those people have hopefully fulfilled their lives as much as I have.

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    1. Thank you so much Jules for sharing your thoughts…i too have lost contacts with some people i used to be very close and often wondered about them, but as you said we move forward without regret .πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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