Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Thought things were going well in life
Stars were all aligned metaphorically speaking
Sure, my small world was full of flaws
Perfection was just an optical illusion
Felt that happiness was just within my grasp
Suddenly, to be taken away after a long ago fact
Brought back to surface by someone else's foibles
The problem was never in my court; only in theirs alone
Under the misguided notion that my complex companion
A possible long term future that didn't seem so far out of reach
Until they decided to drop a bombshell and run for cover
Leaving the affected to deal with the fallout
Picking up the pieces of their broken heart and a fantasy
That was never part of the plan in the first place
A lie meant to lull the prey into a false sense of security
Before the rug was pulled out from under them
Left battered, bruised and completely obliterated
Wondered if the last two years was worth the end result
First love; first major heartbreak
Believed foolishly that seniority meant maturity
Apparently, the millennial more of an adult than the baby boomer
Talk about a twisted sense of irony
Always feared that youthful naivete would wreck things
Boy, was I ever wrong.
Left wondering why I didn't see the signs sooner
Maybe I wouldn't have gotten so invested
Time to move on; while my former compatriot developed
A yellow streak down their back
Instead of taking the direct approach to the truth
Was a petulant child throwing caution and something good to the wind
Their loss; not mine.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 10, 2019:
It is sad when the bombshell lands on an unexpected person who gave his undying love to another.
One willing to do it all for love, willing to be there for a lifetime to share love with a soulmate.. then have it all shattered.
It is so hard to accept and move on..but it is his loss. Even if it really hurts you the most.. because you are a loving person with genuine feelings.
Lorna Lamon on October 10, 2019:
Such a powerful yet fragile poem Heather showing the pain of giving your all to someone who didn't deserve it. Great writing.