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Shards of Heartbreak
Once you were a voice on the phone. Then you were the warmth in my bed. Now
you’re a whisper on the wind, a faded touch, a burnt out candle; my burnt out
candle; my heartache; my sorrow. Because I am in love … and nothing is more
The mere touch of your hand intertwined with mine, the strain on my toes to
reach your lips, the feel of your slender fingers caressing my chin; each day I
yearn, I pray, I cry but nothing will bring you back to me. Not until another
season passes can I count again the days we spend together on less than the
amount of my fingers and toes. Yet not even my tears can count the number of
ways I love you.
I clench my hands with the force of my despair, unaware of the blood seeping
through my tightly enclosed fingers. But it does not pain me. Not there.
I am surrounded by people, yet still I am all alone. Still the air crushes me as
though the walls are caving in. Still my heart calls out your name, but the only
time you answer is in my sleep.
My head keeps spinning – not with the euphoric sense of ecstasy I exploit in
your presence – but with the emptiness your absence forces me to painfully
endure each day. And it makes me ponder – do I miss you or the way you made me
feel? Because being with you was the happiest time of my life. And since you’ve
been gone I’ve spiralled downhill faster than the tears down my cheeks, and in
more ways. If I ever needed you, it’s now.
But you’re not here.
Uncertainty takes a hold of me after my head leaves the pillow, an
uncontrollable feeling of unjustified hatred filling my entire body like liquid
fire running through my veins.
Where are you?
WHERE ARE YOU?
You leave me with this carefully fabricated damage to my once treasured,
innocent, innermost possession – and then just leave?!
It’s true … there is a fine line between pleasure and pain, and an even finer
line yet between love and hate.
Is it right to call something so painful love?
The loneliest place in the world does not have a single name. It is the lack of
your voice on the phone. It is the cool, empty space in my bed. It is everywhere
I am that you’re not, be that the next room or the next state.
It would be ignorant to say I cannot live without you. But I cannot love life
and live love if you’re not here with me.
How long will this last? How long will I last? I’m hanging on by a thread, how
much longer until it breaks? Until I break? Until you realise you’re sick of me
and want out? How long until our eyes start to wander, ‘til our curiousity
reaches breaking point, ‘til it hits us that our love is up against the toughest
opponent – distance – and that all attempts of battle are futile?
Because although I am in love and nothing is more painful, to let go would be to
die and in death one cannot even dream.
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