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Living in the Dark

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


He left her as the sun was rising

and now she’ll never see,

another sunrise again,

not with tear filled eyes -

no not her.

The tears all make it blurry,

the light hurts her eyes,

the salty tears taste so bitter.

Her days with him gone,

no more songs to sing,

silent is her world,

nothing that gives her joy -

nothing that she used to like before.

Love went out the door,

she now lives for sunsets,

that bring the dark of night,

for the darkness,

can hide her sadness.

Each day a bit of her dies

and it makes her cry,

while her broken heart beats,

so mechanically.

She’s living in the dark,

without him,

he took the sunshine away

and left her in the rain.

She hoped the super glue would hold,

so her heart could mend ,

then she could once again,

walk out into the sunshine and smile,

having survived another broken heart,

wishing she had never met him,

right from the start -

for now still living in the dark.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 14, 2019:

Thank you, Michael and you are so right that our minds can take us most anywhere.

DREAM ON on May 08, 2019:

When we feel and live our life by experiencing a variety of emotions. Some so moving as you described here. Other people feel the pain you find a way to tap into that pain and write it perfectly. Great job and thank you for seeing, feeling and sharing. What a beautiful gift you have. There is also the flip side of the coin. There are so many good times and incredible memories that we can also share. Our mind can take us wherever we choose to go. Have a wonderful sweet night.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 06, 2019:

Thank you, John.

Thank you, Bill.

Thank you, Shauna. Mostly inspiration but there are days...

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 06, 2019:

Rasma, this is one of the saddest poems you've written. I hope it's not a reflection of how you've been feeling.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 06, 2019:

I'm with John...this is sad....and many of us can relate to it.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 05, 2019:

Rasma, this is so so sad. Extremely well written and as always touching.

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