It’s hard to find the words to say

When who you love is gone

For shouts of anger and dismay

Have little hold on God.

There is no rhyme or reason

When those so loved depart

And in the broken season

There’s naught but shattered hearts.


My Folly

You thought I cried for you when my eyes closed from the tears
And laughing you found someone new- I could never keep you here.

But in reality- I thought that you should know
those tears I cried were meant for me- I cry them all alone

For I knew in my heart somehow that you would never stay
but still I fooled myself to think that I could find a way

But in that laughing moment as I watched you walk away
Those tears were o’er my folly letting you my heart invade.


You and I

Falling shadows, passing time
remembering when you and I
had hoped and wished for something more
than broken hearts we’d had before.

But wise sages could not foretell
our paths would wind unparalleled
we’d live our lives two souls apart
traversing seas without a chart.

Caught up in storms and cast to shore
losing the hope of love we’d born.
Now falling shadows, passing time
are all that’s left of you and I

My Broken Love Song

Two posts in one day! I know, but the Daily Prompt was so good I couldn’t resist. So this is in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Another Trio.”

My Broken Love Song

I came back and the house was empty
the clothes had all been packed
the furniture– cold and dusty
the windows had all been smashed

As I walked down the darkened hallways
I could hear our simple tune
the love song we’d always played
as it echoed through empty rooms

like a shadow it covered the darkness
and I went to our special spot
there standing was the cracked bookcase
the one that her daddy had bought

and alone on the shelf was the record
player whimpering out it’s sound
somehow the dust had not found it
but it had gathered all around

and as it played that simple melody
the song we had always shared
I remembered her singing harmony
and dancing up and down stairs

But this time there’d be no more laughter
for I’d broken what I could not mend
heartache and pain would come after
our love song would finally end.