Painfully Forward

Since in you, I can't love or even trust,
Is why moving on in life is a must,
CUZ what I have left rides on a very thin line,
But as a man, I have to pretend to be fine,
Even though I make the tears I cry every day,
Into a huge wave to wash my heartache away,
CUZ you failed to realize what you meant to me,
Now my heart drifts away to be lost at sea,
And what's eating me up down to the core,
Is why did you not want me anymore.
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Written on 2023

Submitted by Lacey,J on June 06, 2024

Modified by Lacey,J on June 12, 2024

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 430
Words 105
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

Jonathan A. Lacey

I'm a single father of 3. I've been writing since 2004 and have over 490 poems so far. I was adopted at 15 years old and from there love, I found mine in poetry. more…

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  • Abbykesington
    This is very emotional. Thank you for sharing your vulnerabilities. So many men out there "pretend all is fine".
    LikeReply 11 month ago
    • Lacey,J
      thank u so much
      LikeReply1 month ago


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