WHAT DID YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN?

LIZ


Notice of absence from LIZ
PEACE, LOVE, LIGHT!


You crashed my door and broke the hinge. The lock fell off and terror breached. I fanned my hopes to keep the peace, but there was much I couldn't see.

 

With all the smoke I couldn't breathe. My heart polluting from the mist. I opened windows, coughing dreams, gasping for air I couldn't reach.

 

I realized I had to leave, and crawled my way out of the pit. My soul exhausted from the heat, withdrew my love out of your grip. 

 

  • Author: LKA (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 4th, 2023 00:15
  • Comment from author about the poem: "I used to cry; but now I hold my head up high"
  • Category: Love
  • Views: 28
  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.
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Comments13

  • Parisab

    Words written vividly about toxic love-thanks for sharing…

    • LIZ

      You're absolutely right!! Thank you!!!

    • Neville

      this is superb and on so any levels .. firstly as a poem and in its very own write, it can clearly hold it's head above water ..

      and then as an expression of your own achievement and dynamic recovery ..

      Like I said .. superb LIZ and keep that head held high πŸ’œ

      • LIZ

        Ah Neville! I appreciate and respect you more than you know. This means a lot to me! Thank you πŸ’œ

      • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

        A good writing liz tho sad . It’s good to get away from those things that are not wanted / or feel harmful . Sounds intrusive / and unhealthy

        • LIZ

          Absolutely! Fighting and crying, but must be done. Thank you very much! πŸ’‹

        • Goldfinch60

          Very strong emotive words LIZ.

          Andy

          • LIZ

            Thank you Andy!! 🩡

          • orchidee

            I was only trying to save ya from the fire that broke out in the building.
            Of course, this is the only way I see this poem, in me sheltered life. heehee.

            • LIZ

              You took too long LOLπŸ˜† AND ummmm you see a lot more than that....I SEE YOU! πŸ‘€

            • Teddy.15

              Oh Liz, love can bring us pouring our guts out into a drain, but in the end we are strong we get up we move on and if we are really lucky as we both are, we get to write about that moment and share with others who may never have experienced such, and I hope they never do. I will survive, yes you did. πŸ’–

              • LIZ

                😭😭😭😭😭 Teddy!!! Yes!!! This isn't something I want anyone to relate to. Too painful. BUT, a huge learning experience! Thank you for your kind words!!! πŸ’–πŸ’–

              • Bobby O

                Bill and Ted would say
                That’s really excellent!πŸ’°

              • Bobby O

                Bill and Ted would say
                That’s really excellent!πŸ’°

                • LIZ

                  A great GIF! Thank you so much πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

                • Doggerel Dave

                  ' Sorry to be a party pooper, but you could do with being more selective with respect to whom you relate to initially.........

                  • LIZ

                    Not a party pooper at all! I appreciate your honesty. Thank you!

                    • Doggerel Dave

                      Oh I'm not trying hard enuf, then... LOL.

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                    • L. B. Mek

                      loving the tight rhyme scheme
                      such ease in your poetic flow
                      and yes
                      those who love without brakes
                      must first, learn to survive!
                      soar then Phoenix heart
                      shine evergreen Bright
                      let them all regret
                      allowing you to escape
                      and evolve, beyond
                      grasp, of their regret charred
                      fingers and heart..
                      fools

                      • LIZ

                        Thank you very much! "those who love without brakes must first, learn to survive!"--you're not kidding!!! Oh but once we're 'awakened'....it's on!!! Happy Monday!!!

                      • orchidee

                        I knew you'd be selective enough to associate with me! 😁🀣

                        • LIZ

                          Duh! Or is it doh?!! 🀣🀣🀣🀣

                        • Bella Shepard

                          I think it takes great courage to end an abusive relationship, as you have described here. Kudos my friend for your strength, and resiliency in writing this poem.

                          • LIZ

                            I appreciate that Bella!! Thank you!!! πŸ’‹

                          • Introverted Sage

                            Cutting the cords of toxic love takes but also gives great strength.
                            Great write!

                            • LIZ

                              Absolutely! Thank you!!!!



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