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Poem: My Faith in You Is Gone

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"Thank You for the Broken Heart" by J Rice

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It breaks my heart
to realize you are too scared
to stay on the course of love,
fearing the “what ifs"
since my illness took a turn.

Understanding from the beginning,
speaking the right words,
standing by my side,
only to run and hide
when I need you the most.

I am strong,
I will suffer in silence,
cringing inside as I feel the loss
of your loving arms around me,
wondering how I did not see this coming?

It saddens me to lose the love we share
but I am no longer playing along,
you can tell yourself
all the lies you want,
but my faith in you is gone.

"Just When I Needed You Most" by Dolly Parton

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 31, 2019:

Shannon,

Thank you for reading.

Yes, it can be so much more than heartbreak.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 31, 2019:

Thanks Linda.

I appreciate you reading.

It is tragic when someone you thought would be there decides they cannot handle it.

A pity, all the way around, for all.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 30, 2019:

This is so sad. When someone is ill, they need love and friendship more than ever. To desert a partner or friend then is horrible.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 30, 2019:

Thank you, Lorna.

I am glad you understand its meaning and it touched you.

Lorna Lamon on August 30, 2019:

Such a sadness in this emotional poem Brenda. Even though it is not always easy to watch someone we love suffer, it is a measure of your own love for this person to hold their hand in their darkest hour. Your poem touched my heart.

Shannon Henry from Texas on August 29, 2019:

What a sad tale you tell here. Heartbreak seems to be an understatement.