Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Breaking up with someone who you planned an imaginary future with
Just plain stinks; there's no way around it
No eloquent word to describe the brutality of it all
As time goes by, the hurt won't be so wicked and head splitting
In the meantime, take your time and don't hurry up
Once you get over the idea of being dumped by your last partner
Let it wash over you that you don't have to answer to anyone
Sure, it would be nice to have a companion in your life
Snuggle with on the couch on very cold nights
That's the beauty of dark blue flannel sheets in your bedroom
Do the trick just as well without someone hogging all the covers
Having to untuck the bottom part of the sheets
Because they're too tall in fit in your queen sized bed
Able to eat as much rainbow sherbet as my stomach can tolerate
Make my pizza however I choose to make it in the oven
Pepperoni and mushrooms were the ticket for this lady
Rules were made to be broken when you're single
Have no need to follow some proper etiquette since you're unattached
Ok, you shouldn't have to swing from the rafters, but you get the picture
You don't have to answer to a potentially controlling partner
Looking to put you in some stereotypical box or role that you should play
Being yourself was just the ticket to get through this life
Playing pretenses made things all the more unbearable
For two years, you worked unbelievably hard to please them
And it got you a metaphorical slap in the face
No more playing by the rules when it comes to dating
Won't pretend to be someone else to secure a relationship
Have no need to settle for less anymore
Dumbed myself down to make my former partner feel smarter
In reality, it wasn't remotely the case
Sure, they had some level of intelligence to contend with
Not quite in the same stratosphere as your own
May sound a touch arrogant but it was true regardless
Your ex-flame was never the studious type
You, on the other hand, devoured anything in order to learn
Keep that spirit going now that you're on your own
Find a new project and tackle it head on
Face a long held fear in order to evolve as a person
Enjoy your independence while you can, because you will move on
It's only a matter of time.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 09, 2020:
Yes, you will move on.
Only this time you will not bend over backwards to please someone.
This time you will be keeping more of yourself.
You can cook occasionally...just not everyday. You don't need to make it his way...if he wants it that way he can cook.
We tend to do too much for men and we are left unappreciated.
Then once they are gone they realize there is no one there to do all these things thst he thought just magically happened...like keeping the house clean and doing the laundry.