You came into my life like a snow storm in the middle of May,
And just like that you changed my life forever,
With you I learnt to expect the unexpected,
You were the only one that saw the real me,
And you were the one that shattered me beyond recognition,
You broke me every single day and yet you always put me back together,
Your diamonds turned into rhinestones,
Your red roses turned black,
And yet I know that you will always be the only one for me
When I cared you ignored. When I was mean, you clang on. What then should I have done, when all I wanted, was all of you.
I tried to hold on even when you pushed me away. I kept waiting for you to try. Even just a little.
It was easy to hurt you, but hard to see you cry. I told myself I’d try, but in the end I always knew you’d leave me.
A small part of me died every time you made me cry, until I no longer recognized the person in the mirror. I told myself I’d stay forever, but in the end I always knew I’d leave you.
Good riddance! I say each day. I’m sorry! I mourn each night. Cradling a glass of bitter whisky, for each dark lonely hour without you.
If leaving was for the best why do I cry myself to sleep every night? Why does your face haunt me in my dreams? Do you even care that I’m gone? Every night I fall apart wishing I was falling apart in your arms. You torture my very soul without even trying.
Alas you left me, smote like ash in the embers of our love
And just like that, you changed my life forever
I heard you’re happy now; with a new beau to boot.
I wonder if like me you remember;
Each kiss, each tear, each bliss!
All the deepest darkest secrets we shared
But I know you regret nothing
Why would you–The burden is mine to carry
I will always be ash, swept away in the memories of our lost love
And I pray to never love again
For the love I bear, is a rotten love!
It’s always both an honour and nerve-wracking to collaborate with Jude Ikatali. If you are not familiar with his work, he is one of the finest poets to grace this platform and that’s why I’m always nervous to work with him but they always turn out so great (largely thanks to him) that I can never resist. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post as it is a collaboration between the two of us. My parts are in bold italics and his are in regular italics. If you did enjoy this post, do take a minute to check out his blog. You can view it by clicking here.
As mentioned on yesterdays post, this one was published earlier than usual because we wanted to publish them at the same time.
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