Crisis, Grief, and Healing => Grief not related to deaths => Topic started by: helene on January 30, 2014, 11:32:40 AM

Title: Poem to My Ex
Post by: helene on January 30, 2014, 11:32:40 AM

I raise a metaphorical glass,
To my memory of you,
My karmic debt now paid,
My future stretched out like a giant cat,
Luring me away, forever away,
From you and your China-dream,
With passionate promises of my own chimeric alchemy,
Into someone you've never met,
Nor ever will.
Our years morphed into dissipation,
Mocking who we were and why,
Spewing forth surreal selves,
In separate stratospheric journeys,
Helpless to the wanton wailing of our fates,
Siren's soliloquy,
Bewitches and beguiles,
You to foreign shores and me to horizons yet unknown.
I bow to your faded sepia image,
Branded to my brain,
Tip my mad-hatter in final salute,
To a life I thought was forever,
Until time laughed it all away,
Play the Trumpet Voluntary to all that was,
Our loquacious ghosts still mingling,
While fate's far-reaching touch,
Lures us ever outwards,
Never to meet again.
Adieu! Adieu!

by Helene.
Written January 30, 2014

(First new poem written in over a year. Some of you may remember all the crazy poetry I've posted on here or at least some of it!)
Title: Re: Poem to My Ex
Post by: AC Mom on January 30, 2014, 07:26:57 PM
Always love reading your poetry!

Title: Re: Poem to My Ex
Post by: Doug1222 on January 31, 2014, 07:44:02 AM
Thanks, Helene! I love it.

My daughter's going through a divorce, too. She's having a really hard time with it, but it's probably best. It's very hard.

You can do it.

Title: Re: Poem to My Ex
Post by: Terry on February 03, 2014, 09:53:36 PM

((((((( Helene )))))))

Always love reading your poetry. Thanks for sharing these feelings with us.  :love9:
Title: Re: Poem to My Ex
Post by: helene on February 05, 2014, 08:45:32 AM
Thanks Peggy, Terry and Doug and everyone else who read my poem.

I do need 'closure' on this and I'm already doing that even though the legal part of this separation and divorce is far from being over. In my heart and soul our relationship is long since finished. Strange how that had come to be when even a year ago I could never have foreseen this happening.