Unknown lover

You sit alone

With a drink in your hand

In the darkest night

Not knowing where you stand

Is it over?

Is this really it?

Our relationship over after so many years

You sit imagining where he’s been

You should know being his love

It’s clear to see

He’s out with her the unknown other

You should really call her his lover

The one he brings harmony and peace

Holds in his arms

While your led in an empty bed with an ache in your heart

Feeling betrayed

Tears rolling down your face

Only the cold wisp covers to comfort and keep you safe


  • Candlewitch

    hello Shannon,

    this piece gave me the shivers...such sorrow and isolation! great work!

    *hugs, Cat

    • ShannonXx

      Thank you! xx

    • orchidee

      Sensitive write.

    • Michael Edwards

      Sad and sensitive - yes both

      • ShannonXx

        Thank you!!

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks SHANNON for very evocative poem. It happens and as we get older more than once ~ to Men as well as Ladies. My present GF Angela and I are safe ~ in and out of each others arms ! BUT when i saw a "lost love" in someone else's ARMS ~ my PAIN was the same as you describe in your poignant poem ! Its the SAD side of LOVE ~ Blessings ~ Big Hugs ~ BRIAN XX

        • ShannonXx

          Thank you for the comment! I'm glad you were able to relate

        • myself and me

          It is such a torment after the one you used to love and still love (maybe) turn away. The ache, the emptiness, the wonder get you choked. Time, let time heal the wounds.
          The feeling is sad, the writing is beautiful.

          • ShannonXx

            I agree! thanks for the comment :)

          • FredPeyer

            So well written, and so powerfully emotional. While I am one of the lucky ones, through your incredible poem I can feel the loneliness, the rejection and hurt.
            'The one he brings harmony and peace' but to you he brings pain and sorrow.
            Great poem, Shannon!

            • ShannonXx

              Aww thank you!!

            • malubotelho

              Sad and beautifuly done. I agree with Diamond. From the pain comes the joy after it subsides.

            • Accidental Poet

              Sad yet beautiful.

            • Goldfinch60

              Very good and very emotive write.

            • dusk arising

              That terrible feeling is betrayal indeed. Why don't people wak away before they fall into the arms of another rather than torment their belittled partner. The torment screams from your writing here. Excellent emotive work.

              • ShannonXx

                i agree! and thank you

              • Alf W

                Your poem is beautiful to read Shannon and I can feel the heartache, uncertainty and pain in your words. Am not sure if you are writing from your own personal experience, or of another.. but the words and feelings behind them here, are magic. Hope you're ok!

                • ShannonXx

                  No thankfully the poem isn't from personal experience! And thank you

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