Crisp leaves fall outside against morning dew

Teardrops stain my pillow as I think of you

I wince as I hold onto a love that's still so true

But now my new life has begun


I get the kids to school with a blinding headache

Everyone believes my smile but it's just fake

Have to keep it together for all of our sakes

I can't wait for the day to be done


Your side of the bed, well, it's still made.

Your dimples, your memory, just won't fade.

This is our sacred place where we once played.

And my heart weighs a ton

  • Author: Christina (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 24th, 2018 14:00
  • Comment from author about the poem: Fiction!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Category: Fable
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  • Sen Nomo

    If I didn’t know better I wouldn’t think this is fiction 🙂 Great poem!

    • Christina8

      Thanks!! Appreciated!

    • Fay Slimm.

      A poignant look back on love gone your short-line rhyming captures the depth of on-going loneliness - - thanks Christina for this piece of well-crafted fiction which feels very real

      • Christina8

        Yes, I am always writing about love, I thought I'd try my hand at fiction. I have been on the receiving end of this type of loneliness before but not with my husband. Thanks so much for your kind review!

      • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

        Oh, Christina, you've broken my heart with your poem, but you've left your reader in the dark.

        Was it an old boyfriend, and ex-husband, a one-time lover?

        Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂

        Nicely written.

        • Christina8

          It has a place in reality but it was about 18 years ago, so no, the love is not there, it is fiction. Thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate it!! (I usually write about love, so, this was new to me!)

        • dusk arising

          Been there, done that, t-shirt rotted away. But your words bring it all back. Nicely written.

          • Christina8

            Thank you so much dusk, appreciate your words, sorry I brought it back.

          • Goldfinch60

            Very good emotive write, I m so glad that it is fiction.

            • Christina8

              Yes just fiction, thanks so much for your positive comment!

            • orchidee

              Never knew you missed me so much! heehee. A fine write Christina.

              • Christina8

                LOL! Thanks so much Orchidee! Appreciated.

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