I'm writing the most important poem

 Of my life


I’ve discovered

Only those who truly love me

Can hear me cry

Behind my smile  


Today I'm saying goodbye

To someone I've held in my heart

 For such a long time


Today I have decided

That I do love myself

I have discovered over time

That being alone

Is not the worst thing that can happen to me?


Today I'm loosening the chains

And I'm breaking free


Oh, what of love be?


If such sadness, loneliness

And anger

Be my only friends?


I shall wake tomorrow

Opening my rested eyes

To a clear path towards



  • orchidee

    Good write Teddy.
    A non-fictional write?

    • Teddy.15

      There was a time I was in need of breaking free and I did, haven't we all? I read so many young poets poems about love and they are so sad to read, in what moment did we let love make us into pathetic? We as poets have a job to do and that is also saying it's ok to be wrong to be hurt to be happy today I simply speak of love. The only poem I've ever written about myself is called "My Nevada" and it took 10 years after the experience to even write. I'm trying to give something to the young here orchi, thank you for caring dear friend of poetry.

      • orchidee

        I'm very old, you may know - being centuries old, and being eccentric with one or two other poets on here! lol.
        Now me song: 'I want to break free....'!

      • 2 more comments

      • dusk arising

        I sincerely hope you wrote this from the heart. Letting go is akin to having a huge weight lifted from your shoulders and comes with a wonderful gift... the gift of being YOU again. The one and only unique and splendid thing you can be unfettered by anyone elses influence or disturbance. Enjoy being who you are.

        • Teddy.15

          Exactly the message I wanted to get through. Thanks so much dusk perfect put.

        • Accidental Poet

          As you reinvent yourself today Teddy, I wish you all the happiness your heart can hold, on this new birthday. ; )

        • Teddy.15

          A message to all, that we must believe and love ourselves without belief that without someone we cannot do it. We are all triumphant in knowing we can be alone with someone as much as we can be alone without them. I guess I have read a lot of tragic love poems especially since lockdown thank you for your support A.P It pleases my moments when someone loves what I write.

        • Jerry Reynolds

          Good read, Teddy. Love is a well we all sip from more often than not.

          • Teddy.15

            thank you dear Jerry

          • Saxon Crow

            Love it Teddy. Very empowering. Long may you feel it

            • Teddy.15

              Thank you dear Saxon Crow, I will, you too.

            • myself and me

              What an important day to celebrate. Sleep tight for tomorrow's happiness.

              • Teddy.15

                Thank you, something we should all do dear friend.

              • Goldfinch60

                That love is within us all and now that you have found it all life will be wonderful.
                Good emotive words Teddy.


              • Teddy.15

                Thank you dear Andy, as long as orchi doesn't sing. (chuckle)

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