You keep me up at night
My heart still wants to fight
I should be counting sheep
Instead, I’m counting promises you didn’t keep
I should close my eyes
But I can’t shut off your lies
I play a lullaby
But all I hear is your voice
And I can’t seem to say goodbye
There’s something you don’t know
But it’s probably best though
That I keep this, not to show
This feeling that overflows
There is a day that people dread
When nobody wants to get off their bed
Before you came
I used to be the same
But you took away the blues
Suddenly I had something to lose
“Let’s meet regularly”
The words came out of you fondly
Every week, a new adventure
I enjoy this new tenure
The hours we spend together
Keep adding regardless of the weather
Walking through a cemetery
The days were never boring
Alas, soon after the ‘hi’
Came a fast ‘goodbye’
Wait, was there even a farewell?
You just disappeared like a rebel
Have I served my purpose?
Or was I just used?
How could you leave without remorse?
Now alone, I’m left
My thoughts making me deaf
Have I done something wrong?
Or was this the plan all along?
Just like me, you once were lonely
And now that you’re happy
I have to be at peace
Because I know at least
That I guided you through your darkness
I was the light in your abyss
I hope you enjoy your newfound happiness
© 2021 Benjamin Labajo
Benjamin Labajo (author) from New Jersey, USA on October 16, 2021:
Thank you for reading. I truly appreciate it.
Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on October 08, 2021:
I thoroughly enjoyed your poem. It’s sad when such goodbyes take place but I believe, this is all part of life’s journey.
Best wishes and Blessings to you!
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 08, 2021:
Sometimes we are only a stepping stone in someone else's life.
Sad...enjoy each moment