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Understanding a Failed Relationship With Poetic Realism

I sometimes find it effective to convey insight and awareness concerning relationships with poetry, as I’ve done with this story.

Ending a passionate romance and moving on.

Ending a passionate romance and moving on.

Explanation of the Poem That Follows

Poetry can help convey the emotional psyche, especially with the trauma of failed relationships. This poem is about breaking up, ending a relationship of a passionate romance, and moving on.

Poetry can bring hidden feelings to the surface and initiate emotional healing. It can also help one make sense of the confusing feelings buried deep inside by getting in touch with the grief of a breakup and understanding the emotions that follow.

I found that this works well by letting various thoughts emerge poetically. It leads to an understanding of what took place by conveying the significance of the romance and the emotions involved with the breakup.

For further understanding, following the poem is an explanation describing the meaning of each stanza.

Breaking Up and Moving On

Synchronicity leaps on the very first day.
Much to discover and thoughts of what may

Be it a friendship or lovers to be
Sure is a mystery for you and me.

Our voices harmonized but never repeated.
Nevertheless, we were never conceited.

Three months go by with being ourselves.
More sharing continues and overwhelms.

A puzzling past that is hard to conceive.
The desire for explanation leaves little to believe.

Attempts to clear the confusion lead to dismay.
Saying Goodbye because there's nothing left to say.

The Explanation of Each Stanza

“Synchronicity leaps on the very first day.”

The relationship began with the discovery of similar interests, hence the synchronicity.

“Much to discover and thoughts of what may.”

We quickly discovered many common values and desires.

“Be it a friendship or lovers to be. Sure is a mystery for you and me.“

It started as a friendship, but wondered if we should keep it that way or move forward.

“Our voices harmonized but never repeated.”

We loved to sing together.

“Three months go by with being ourselves.”

In the beginning we each accepted one another as we were.

“More sharing continues and overwhelms.”

As more was shared, we both became overwhelmed with feelings.

“A puzzling past that is hard to conceive.”

As past lives and baggage emerged, trouble pursued.

“The desire for explanation leaves little to believe.”

Trust and distrust began to become an issue.

“Attempts to clear the confusion lead to dismay.”

Failure to communicate became more common.

“Saying Goodbye because there's nothing left to say.”

Finally giving up, knowing that nothing could be resolved.

© 2016 Glenn Stok

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