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This poem is the result of the breakup of my marriage. Overcoming the loss of a love is a painful process, but one we can learn from. This piece describes but a fraction of the feelings experienced at this loss.

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Stacy
This poem has truly touched my heart. I loved it!
shokozuki
this poem really touched it reminds of the day my girl left me,i really enjoyed it keeeppp it up write more.
Jessica
Jocelyn, I thought your poem was great. I could really relate to almost every word written.
Rita
Wonderful Poem - It happened in my life - I know all about it

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To Watch You Leaving

To Watch You Leaving . . .

is to know such pain, it's jagged edges tearing into my soul. As a stake from the garden tears into the warm, dark earth.

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.

To Watch You Leaving . . .

aware in every moment of every day that my dreams, my future; once tied with silken ribbons to yours, will never come to be.

And the mornings once so silent and hopeful, us gazing at the mountains and so gently awaiting forever - are now but small pieces of my past.

To Watch You Leaving . . .

your heart a tight fist of anger and your dry eyes betraying nothing of you. I cry for both of us, my love, because you will not.

To Watch You Leaving . . .

is to know that I've lost my place on this earth. My station. My heart's home. That I will wander, forever a nomad. Alone and afraid. And in my troubled dreams watch you leave, again and again.

For the balance of my days.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

kristen
this poem was a total insperation to me this is exactly how i feel after breaking up with my boyfriend of 5 years. there is no better way that i can put my thought and feelings into words! thank you!
shan
i really liked this poem because its hard for me to watch my mum have to make such a mess of her life and have to leave to another town. When she got kicked out of my nana and grandads house i saw her before she left the tears were swelling up in her eyes and when she left it hit me my mum is going. i have the choice to go with her but if i do i know i wont make much of my life. and to see her life just get worse is really sad. this poem has explained exactly how i feel.
ann
i love your poem. it makes me cry. continued to post very soul searching poems.
Stephanie
This made me cry this is how i feel knowing my love will never be agian because we feel in love and we said things we should have never said to one another and i hate that i cant feel him anymore W/E
Himani
What a wonderful poems is this.
Pam
In searching for written words that could possibly express, or even come close to describing the pain that I have suffered in the past 4 1/2 years, I read your poem and sobbed. It is as though you have lived my experience or something equally as tragic. It is so real--just gutwrenching.
Stacey
Wonderfully well written; hurt me to read it, even though I have been happily re-married for over 7 years now, and my own painful divorce was 12 years previously. This really made me feel for the author - hope to see more from you, and hope she is doing well.
Margie
This poem is so beautiful. It captures what I am feeling right now because my husband recently left me. The pain can be unbearable. And you do relive it in your dreams every night.
Day
Awesome
Nikki
that is the story of my life. my love life anyways. thanks for writing it.
nida
its just simply great
Nakeisha
I like this very much and hope that you are not going through this right now!
Unknown
This poem reminds me about my X Boyfriend that i really love until now. It was 2 years ago wen we broke up but i cant still get over with him,=c
katie
i've been divorced 25 years from a man who walked out of my life. In time we became best friends. he died 2 yrs. ago,and i miss him so much. The poem just brought it back.
Kathy
Jocelyn, I know exactly how you feel. it's a gut wrenching, heartbreaking experience. I hope you are doing well. Kathy
Tanzi
This poem was very beautiful and made me cry, because I have watched the only man I ever truly loved leave. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do.
kirsty
This poem is lovely but tragic. very poignant. last verse especially.
S
I love this poem!
John
I wish I could save you from your wandering. I wish I could save the both of us. Well done.
smurnuff
this is the deepest poem i read in a while!
shelley
This poem touched my heart as it is so reminiscent of my own loss. He was and still is the love of my life. Three years later, I still cry.
CHRIS
THIS POEM WAS DEEP,KEEPIN IT REAL
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i love it
nicole
wow i really feel that right now because of a high school love you must move on but sometimes you cant stop forgetting the memories of him holding you. that helped me so much today. i sometimes feel like moving on but right now i just want to be alone. i have written so many poems like that, but yours was the best. i guess what i am trying to say is thank you for not leaving me hanging alone. broken hearts heal together.
stephanie
this was excellent best one yey thank you
Barbara
I wish I had the talent of putting feelings into words like you do.
Sophia
THIS POEM IS REALLY GOOD! GOING THROUGH A HEARTACHE IS HARD AND I AM RIGHT NOW! SO THIS POEMS REALLY TOUCHED ME! ITS GREAT!
Amal
NICE,its just touched my heart. And this poem it reminds me of my self
Mycol
This poem is very good becouse is absolutely very true and make me cry.
Amanda
I like this poem because it reminds me when one of my boyfriends left me and i was just standing there waiting for him to come back but he never did and reading that poem reminded me of that pain . But i think that is good just because it is good sometimes to be reminded of what you dont want anymore
Dawn
Wow. I loved this poem. This totally depicts my situation right now. and it does hurt so badly, like nothing I have ever felt before in my life. Its a beautiful poem. thank you Dawn
rebecca
i am just going through a bad break up this was right on. thak you for such a good poem.
Jennifer
This peom made me feel so much it remines me of my best friends boyfriend leaving.
cheora
I loved this poem. It really relates to my life
Kira
This poem touched my heart it kinda reminds me of my father leaving me about 5 months ago and now i will never see him again unless to visit. This is how I feel and I thank you for such a touching feeling you have given me!;)Kira 11/03/05
d
I cry for you and am sorry for I feel your pain and the love you still must feel for your ex wife.
mai der
oh my gosh. this peom touched my heart so deep. i cried. it is so sad.
james
that is good i like it is so sad
Jesus
Let just say I started get heart broken. Just imaginaing my future wife leaving me is like the end of my world.
Flash (john)
could identify with this. well composed!
ANN
VERY DEEP EMOTIONAL FULL OF MEANING AND SADNESS I GIVE THIS POEM FOUR STARS
LOLO
its a beautiful poem that capures the sadness u felt it brought tears to my eyes.
Frederic
Man , this poem made me cry the minut after i read it . Reminds how had it is too lose someone.
emma
very touching and moving. well done! good use of words and movement all the way through. fantastic!
tony
i think this is a realy deep poem cause i to know what it's like to lose ur love and i just went throw the same things the writer of this poem did so i leave this sayin this is one of the deepest poems i ever read
Kayley
This poem particularly touched me as i have just come out of a 5 year relationship. it was poignant and i could relate to every word. Well written!
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