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To Watch You Leaving by Jocelyn Galvano-Pickett

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loney
I think this poem is GREAT! It makes you think of lost loves never to be found again. I think you should keep writing you have a flare for it!
bluedecember
I stumbled on this website quite by accident, but paused because I am nearing the end of my divorce. Thank you, Jocelyn for the poem. I cried for awhile after reading it; not realizing how much I needed to do so.
Michelle
My heart bleeds for you, i only say this because when i felt this way, no one's heart beld for me. So i will bleed for someone else, i hope u find a person that treats u well
Muzic
This poem touched me. I went through a really hard break up. and It left me mangled and in tears. Just reading this i felt your pain. Keep Writting! -Alone-
Gary
This poem is all the emotions that are felt when you see you beloved leave. I have just lost mine to nothing. To lose someone to someone else is hard but for them to chose nothing over been with you is hard. I hurt, i ache i cry and i'm lonely and this poem captures everything that i feel, every dream i have and every thought that touches my every emotion. Thankyou for letting me really see that i'm not alone. Thankyou.
stacey
I loved the poem me and my boy are breaking up after 3 years and he hasnt shed a single tear
kishen
i love it make me cry. and iam a guy
Chris
Thanks, this described all of my feelings about losin the love of my life
Taylor
Thats was great. That really tuched my heart. Keep up the good work!
Pat
Very touching. Well composed
Sam
This poem was spectacular, need I say more.
Kirsty
This poem really touched my heart! I could feel what the poet was feeling and it really moved me.
Sarah
this poem was really good, i cryed, thinking of past boyfriends who didnt care about me
stacy
what can i say but wow! my boyfriend, who i love with all i have, recently broke up with me. this poem says everything that my heart has felt over the past couple of weeks
Rhya
I loved this poem because this is exactly how I have been feeling about the love who walked out.
kinx
this poem described my emotions exactly the way i wish i could explain them. very touching.
Erin
I think this was a very good poem and i can empathize with it.
April
When I read this poem I started crying. My boyfriend just broke up with me after one happy year together. Our love came to a heartbraking hault. I cried for nights and I am still crying. It just reminds me of myself, and him so much. I really loved it.
hope
The poem penned is so touching that it brougt tears in my eyes and i could myself relate to the feelings conveyed as iam going through a phase where we love each other great deal but would have part ways due to circumstances he wants to evade. he had to make two choices and he has chosen his family. i still love him inspite of what he had to do.
sunayana
reading the poem was like reading about my feelings. it was simple,but it said it all. love pains but its is worth it
Krystal
I AM ONLY 17 YRS. OLD BUT LIKE MANY OTHER GIRLS I HAVE BEEN PLANNING AND THINKING ABOUT MY WEDDING SICE I WAS 7!THIS POEM RELLY WOKE ME UP AND MADE ME REALIZE THAT I DONT WANT TO RUSH INTO ANYTHING, BECAUSE I NEVER WANT TO GO THROUGH THAT. THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION!
Heather
Oh my god, what a beautiful poem, and it found me at the very second in my life that I needed to send it to someone. you spoke my soul, and that is rare in my life. Tearing up painfully, Heather
erika
When i read this i want to cry knowing that this is so true in my case now there might be a chanes we will be together again but right now all i can do is let my mind wonder what will happen if we are never together again and all the nights we have been apart i just cry
Jennifer
I think this poem is a very insightful and accurate description of what if feels like to go through the break up of a marriage - I know this all too well, because I went through(and still go through) those exact same feelings over a year ago. Thank you for expressing those feelings in a truly amazing poem.
Nadia
This poem really touched my heart. It is exactly how I feel.
Scott
This poem makes me sad because it reminds me of my gf that left for spain 2 months ago.
rachel
i have been reading through the poems and this one made me cry as i had to leave my love at the airport because i had to move to a differnte country these are the thoughts that ran through my head and still today
anne
This is the best poem I have read as of yet and I know it will stay the best because I truly appreciate the last stanza. It is heart-breaking but entertaining at the same time.
barbara
This poem absolutely is the way i feel
jessica
i think this poem is sweet, and it is good how someone can think like and write how they feel!
Lee
Great Job, not under the best circumstances though, but still a nicely done poem i should say
terry
finally, i found a poem that would somehow explain the depth of the emotion i'm feeling right now. tahnk you. god bless your love lives.
Ashley
i enjoyed your poem and felt it very touching and hope you continue to write your wonderful poetry because in my eyes you have a great talent. good luck with your writing!
Angela
This poem made me cry, because I know exactly how it feels to have someone you love so much just up and walk awway from it. It's heart-shattering. I relive the day my husband left me every single night that I fall asleep whether I want to or not. It haunts my every dream and sometimes it even does it during the day when I'm not really trying to think at all. I just hope that some day I can get over him and find someone that wants to love me as much as I loved him.
Deepa
Its like u r speaking from inside me. My bf left me one month ago. he didnot cry. i begged him not to leave me. i left my house and relocated for him. but he left me and flew from this country. did not repent even a while. these are my feelings right at this moment
craig
Wow. This poem really struck home. My wife informed me yesterday that it's over. And I tried putting my own feelings to paper, but, as is usually the case when hurting, nothing sounded right. If I had been coherent enough, this would have been the kind of poem my soul was writing. Thank you. This was a wonderful poem.
Nikki
As I read this poem the tears stream down my cheek. It eally captures the pain i am feeling over the lost of my relationship with him. The word are beautiful and let's me know that someone else has felt such pain. It gives me hope that i can get past my hurt.
MTh.
I couldnt say anything, since suddenly i found my self burst in tears. your poem is great. it's show your bitterness honestly without pretending but so touching
Mz BlOnDe
i loved ur poem it was bewtaful i just broke up with my boyfriend today and although we hung out all day it was so awful to be with him but not actually be his girlfriend and to think that someone else is going to get the chance to touch him and love him and although hes still in my life he not going to be the part of it i want him to be n i hate loving him when he dosent love me back and crying because he dosent and it kills me inside because i cant change what happened and your poem just realy helped me. Mz Blonde
Elaine
I'm still in pain over some that left a year and a half ago. And no matter how many people tell me to go one with my life to let go of the past I just well, this poem hit me . cause I can still watch him leave in my mind every single day
michelle
This poem was great because I could feel the pain of the person in the poem. That it almost made me cry!
Cathy
I love this poem. I can really relate to this feeling. thanks alot
robyn
i really like the way this poem follows it really brings into my world like something new. it really touches me when i read it.
Memories
I love this poem one of my favorates cause thats what I'm going through
Tiffany
To Watch You Leaving . . . knowing all the while that never again will I fit myself, warm with sleep, against your solid back. Nor hear your steady breathing. Or feel the beating of your heart. - exactly
shandee
I HAVE NOTHING BUT TEARS FALLING DOWN MY FACE RIGHT NOW! EVERY WORD IS EXACTLY WHAT I'M FEELING THROUGH MY BREAK UP NOW. YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SO MANY FEARS IN THIS POEM. SO MANY OF THE FEARS THAT KEPT ME FROM LEAVING HIM FOR SO LONG, SO MANY LONELY FEELINGS THAT MAKE A WOMAN WANT TO GO BACK JUST TO HEAR HIS HEART BEAT, JUST TO FEEL HIS SOLID BACK AGAINST YOUR BODY. THE BODY THAT MADE YOU FEEL SO SECURE AT ONE TIME, THE ONE YOU COULDN'T LET GO OF. THEN I REMEMBER THAT MEMORIES AND WISHFUL THINKING ARE ALL I HAVE LEFT. SUCH A TOUCHING POEM! WOW! KEEP WRITING, BRING ON THE TEARS, HA-HA.
kay
touching poem hope one day love will come true and someday i hope love will finally have an answer to it and why its realy their in the mean time we have to make do with the pain that us girls just keep on having from the broken hearts from fights times that went wrong hope love one day comes true xxxxxkay
Christy
I reaaly understand this poem because that is how I feel at this exact moment.
broken heart
when i read ur poem my tears came down knowing that my bf will never cry for me if we brake apart, in these hard times that we are having at the moment. i fell unloved by him
Vicky
I loved this, it expressed the way in which separation can be so complicated. Touched every corner of my heart, totally accurate. Fantastic work!
Genette
This poem was absolutly beautiful!
Olivia
I really love this poem. Losing someone you love is one of the hardest things to cope with. I've been going through with it for about a year now and my feelings have not changed. Its rough.
Julie
Going thru a divorce myself, this rings so very painfully true. Thank you, Jocelyn.
laura
this is the perfect poem I have read so far ,it helps me come to terms with my pain. I was so happily engage mths ago and now my fiancee says he has fallen out of love,so we are moving on.
Angeica
this is sad and beutiful!
Becky
OMG, I cried when I read this. My marriage is going thru a rough time and I have been living in this for the past week. Excellent work!
Isobel
I love this poem, I have lived this poem many times in my life. Thank you for putting into words, what I could not.
Tammy
This poem expressed a lot of what I felt when my husband walked out after four short months and I didn't have a clue it was going to happen.
sarah
i loved it because it was how i felt when me and my fiance broke up. i was riped a part. you let me know that i'm no the only one that feels that way
Elisa
take care! a lot of hugs
Heather
I really loved this poem. I found it by looking up sad peoms while me and my boyfriend were fighting. It really made me cry and it was so beautiful.
Ashley
That is the amazing poem I have ever read by a relatively unknown author. Incredible!
Thuy
This poem really makes me want to cry. I love it!
beth
your poem speaks very true words that truely touched mt heart.
Amber
Brought tears to my eyes. Seeing is how my boyfriend is leaving me today. He is packing right now. I love this poem. It talks from the heart, it got mine.
Jessica
I'm just starting the painful process of trying to move on after recently ending a 3 year relationship. Though I have a supportive people to lean on, I can't help but feel somewhat isolated b/c of the roller coaster of emotions I'm dealing with. Thanks Jocelyn for writing a beautiful poem that exactly describes some of the painful truths I'm having to accept and letting go of.
josie
i just wanna say what a wkd poem its so true to life!
shell
omg i love this poam!
Katie
Beautiful. Just a clean and well developed piece of art. By far one of the best I have come across in a long while. Brilliant.
laura
perfectly said. especially about watching it over and over again. So true.
Paul
I believe this poem has a level of substance and quality that sets it above at least 95% of the poems posted here.
Nikki
Such an amazing poem. It touched my heart. Such talent.
Carol
What a beautiful poem So sad when someone leaves and someone is left behind. Awsome! I love the title too!
Snow
You poem brought tears to my heart and eyes. I have not been so moved by written words as I have been yours. I feel your pain. Thank you for sharing
Teresa
i love this poem. it remindes me of my old relationship.
Miss
ThankYou For A Truth Of Life .
Joy
This was a wonderful poem,it fits my life.
C
You took my breath away and opened a floodgate of tears. Thank you for such an exquisite rendering of the exact state of my being.
kbt
i really loved this. "to cry for both of us, because you will not" was my particularly favorite line. i really empathized with the last section. of feeling lost. of feeling so the rest of my days. this was the first that moved me to tears. so know it reached into my soul and moved me.
Steph
This is just absolutely beautiful
Amanda
I really liked this poem because it reminded me of my dad. I thhink this poem was sad because I watched him leave.
Jocelyn
That was a great poem! My name is Jocelyn too! Arent all Jocelyn's great thinkers?
krist
i loved you poem. it brought tears to my eyes bcuz i understand what u were trying to say! not long ago my bf left me for another girl adn it was the hardest thing i have ever had to do. watch him leave! but now iam back to my normal self! and very glad! SO GOOD JOB!
Susi
Wonderful YOU have been where I am!
Dianne
to capture these feelings and express them in words as you have done is a rare gift, thankyou for sharing this special gift, a truly beautiful and heartfelt poem
Cee
Beautiful and meaningful poem. A standing ovation to the writer
Ashley
I love you poem because that is how i felt when my ex boyfriend leave me and now i am back with myself
kelly
I THOUGHT IT WAS A WONDERFUL POEM AND I CRIED WHEN I READ IT.
Leo
was simply heartbreaking.thought it was beautifully said..
Kirsti
This is a beautiful poem! Watching the person you love walk out of your life forever is one of the hardest obstacles that life throws our way. You've captured the pain that it brings, with such intensity, and touched my heart. I've been there, and it's tough. Hang in there, lets hope with time it'll get better!
Ron
Perfect.
Michael
This poem is true to my heart. I sympathize in that i feel i always cry for both me and my love as she does not and it pains me so. Absolutely beautiful poem.
Nikki
I think that your poem is beautiful. And it descibes in every word and detail exactly how I am feeling. EXCELLENT work Jocelyn
SUSAN
exactly how it feels.even now.
Gail
This poem was my story and so beautifully spoken. I feel a kindred spirit with her pain becuase it is my pain as wellI
Luoise
That was amazing, I felt every word like it was an action. I was looking over some sad poems to get inspired for a certain scene I'm writting for my novel, this poem was perfect in every way. Wonderfully done.
kristyn
l love this poem. l also love the tilte, it sort of brought tears to my eyes!
angel
This poem is so touching i just cried
brandy
This is the best poem I have read in a while. I can relate so much to what you wrote. I'm in tears.
BARBARA
THIS IS A VERY GOOD POEM. IT HAD VERY GOOD WORDING AND IT TOUCHED MY HEART..
Monique
First, I would like to say that I am really touched by this particular poem. Reading it felt like you were with me the entire time of my past relationship and decided to write about me. Even though it's not, but to me it feels like you truly feel my pain.
Nancy
Great Poem!!
deanna
i loved this poem.it reminded me of me just a short while ago when me and my boyfriend broke-up
Ron
One of the most "true to life" descriptions, of how a soul feels upon losing someone in a relationship.
Nicole
Heart-wrenching. To read such pain so explicitly defined. I can sympathize, and rejoice... for I have felt exactly this... but could never put it into words. My hats off to the wonderful writer.
Lady
Your poem hit home with me. I have wrote many poems, but never could I accurately describe in words how it truely felt. You hit it right on the head. Thank you for sharing your poetry. It is inspiring.
Wendy
I loved it! It just makes me realize how precious our time is...and how sacred relationships can be. Thanks for sharing!
Mike
Awsome!!!
Steve
I being a serious poet myself, I couldn't help but to like and relate to this poem. It's definatly a poem worth reading over and over again...
Shirley
This is exactly how I feel. I cried when I read it. It's a wonderful poem.
Kaegan
OMG ...WoW...what a great poem! So touching...the words ilict such emtions and feeling. Bravo, good job!
kathy
A poem that truly comes from the heart....poignantly expresses the feelings and pain of experiencing the final breathes of a love lost. Tears streamed down my face as I remembered.......
Lynn
At this time, my world is falling apart..just as the words in this poem..God will the pain ever ease just a little? Thank you so much for this poem..it says all that is in my heart, what is left of it.
Tammy
What a dramatic poem about loss, I to can feel every ounce of the writers pain as I have been through it as well. This poem says all that can be said about the pain of divorce or loss of an endearing relationship.
Sur
lost love is not easy ..i've been there and feel it even now.
Robert
It's a great Poem. Congratulation