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We were side by side when
you drowned me with your perception of love.
I tried to prove it wasn’t over
while trying to keep my composure, and
trying hard to hold back from crying over your cold-shoulders,
But you never loved me with your whole heart-
just the leftover parts.

I’d be a fool to fight for you
to wait for you
to…
I hear your name and wonder,
who is that?
When I’m convinced I need you
I recall how you walked away from me
like a stranger in the street
leaving me
to this shell of what now describes me.
I went from jumping around in circles
like a dog begging for attention,
to taking myself to the edge of servitude
clinging to the conclusion that maybe
I’d be better off without you,
alone.
I won’t come back to you;
we can’t unscramble eggs.
The better parts of me are extinct and
you made it impossible for me to love you again.

Britta B.

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27 Comments

  1. sad, well put..

    😉

  2. Wow, this must be one of the best heartbreak poems I’ve come across, especially since I can relate to the exact same feeling. “we can’t unscramble eggs.”, is a final realization that hits, but it takes too long to realize it. Wonderfully written!

    • Thank you kindly for your words. I hate for you to know the feeling (or lack there of -haha) but I’m happy you could connect!

  3. “just the leftover parts”
    Love it.

    • Like the bucket of KFC in the fridge…
      Haha thank you for reading!

  4. I enjoyed it tremendously! Well done in capturing the feel of a girl(I assume) while waiting for a guy – I would say, isnt that what most girls feel(anyway:)) anyway?

  5. Well said, Britta, I think you described well a breakup between old lovers.

    • That, indeed.
      Thanks so much for your comment!

  6. this is really nice…poignant

  7. I totally felt like you were writing about me and [insert-his-name-here]… This is really well crafted and well written… “we can’t unscramble eggs”… great line!

    • thank you so much for your kind words on my poems! Feel free to give feedback, too 🙂

  8. sad but true..love hurts too

    Cheers!!!

  9. Well written!

    • thank you! and thanks for visiting

  10. So sad and so poignant, very powerful

    • beauty is sad sometimes, I suppose. Thanks for reading!

  11. wow to the poem and for keeping the respect to one’s self intact 🙂

    • Thank you for your words and eyes 🙂

  12. I can’t seem to be able to reach this page from my iphone!!

  13. Well done and thoroughly enjoyable! I loved the sharpness of it!

    • Thanks! Feel free to check out the rest of le blog.

  14. I love the title of this poem. This is truly a heartbreak poem.

    Read mine here: http://inellezshayra.wordpress.com/2011/05/14/my-heart/

    Have a great day!

  15. heartfelt…enjoyed the read. Have fun at the rally
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/a-little-while-longer/

  16. This is indeed a sad and heartbreaking poem.

    Nicely done!

    I’m also offering congratulations on the Thursday Poets Rally Wk44 Pefect Poet Award.

    • aww thank you! I’m not really sure how them things work, but I’m grateful nonetheless.

  17. I never thought of it that way, well put!


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