Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Another day, another dollar earned
Exploring the internet to unwind and ease burdens
Becoming someone else for a while at the keyboard
Had a shock of a lifetime this afternoon on social media
Had a few nightmares that predicted similar episodes before
Find the reality even more unnerving than imagined
Strange to get a friend request from the one who dumped you
In such a cruel and childish way via text message
Knew secretly that the relationship was doomed
Just wished they carried it off in a mature fashion
What a strange way to end this Monday
Weirded out by the idea of this overture and what it meant
Definitely do not want to repeat the past
Those days long over with; no more Ms. Overly Welcoming
Making a mountain out of mole hill obviously
Analyzing all of the scenarios and skeptical of all
Nearly impossible to be friendly with someone
You're not sure you can trust even in passing
Burned so many bridges the last time
Made it hard to believe you were still standing
Shocked somewhat by their audacity and technology loopholes
Once upon a time their social media account blocked
Only to have it deactivated and have a new one circumvent it
Unbelievable so much can be taken out of one simple request
Nothing was ever so simple with them
Strings always attached; hidden from complete view
Until in the thick of a tangled and unfixable mess
An unexpected blast from outer space
To knock me off my feet and firmly hitting ground
Embarrassed and literally bruised by this turn of events
Unsure of what to make of it; not expecting anything
Fairy tale notions gone out the window nearly two years ago
Current state of the world and personal matters made it so
Been battered, bruised and put through the paces
Stuck in a transitional present and future
Caught with the realization that a simple request can just be that
It's what the receiver does with said request made all the difference
Left it untouched until a solid and adult response comes along
Not sure they deserve that, but will try to be the bigger person
Once rational thought sets in again.
manatita44 from london on March 22, 2021:
I hear what John says.
You need to hear your own voice and learn to listen. Do this with quiet reflection and act accordingly. Do not regret whatever. Just move on! We are here for experiences, which will one day become meaningless in the larger scheme of things.
Yet if there's a knot between us and the Light, it has to be unraveled. How its done, comes with wisdom ... which comes from Grace.
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 22, 2021:
Interesting, I think I would just steer clear. That is in the past and you don’t need to revisit it.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 22, 2021:
It seems people on social media sometimes play games...not a great way to have a romantic relationship.
Don't jump in head first...there might be a simple, yet annoying reason for the request.