This Time

Let’s try this again.
One more try.
And this time,
At the same time,
Let’s both let go.
Let’s both move on.
Let’s both forget.

 

Let’s both accept
What cannot be
Means not what could’ve been;
What cannot be
Means not what should’ve been.

 

Let’s both remember
That what we had before
Was just right at that time,
And it was our wrong to think
It would ever be enough.

 

Let’s both forget
What we both hoped and dreamt;
What we both said and felt.
As they are nothing but dead wishes now,
One we must bury, but can’t.
One that must have been, but can’t.

 

Maybe it was frustration, love
Distance too, and time;
Fate has not been kind to us,
For it allowed to meet
What cannot be.
Fate has not been kind to us,
For it let us love
Whom we cannot meet.

 

Let’s try this again,
Together
At the same moment.
Forgive our misgivings,
Forget our feelings.

 

Let’s try this again,
Together.

26052016

I told you
I would’ve waited
I could’ve waited.
No need to rush,
I will wait, hush-
You swore promises
You broke too soon,
A little too much.

 

I told you
What we would’ve been
What we could’ve been.
No need to rush,
I will wait, hush-
You gave up,
Gave up too soon,
A little too much.

 

I told you
I keep telling you, keep telling myself,
The could haves and would haves-
They probably aren’t should haves.
Not here, not now.

 

I told you
I am not for you
As much as you are not for me,
But you know ’tis a lie.
You know I meant none of it;
Just a lie I tell us
To make it a little better,
As much as you lie
That my happiness is yours, too
And nothing else.

 

I told you.
Go see others.
You probably are.
And it hurts.

 

I told you.
Be happy, without me.
You probably are.
And it hurts.

 

I told you.

24052016.

Please don’t talk to me
As if I have done nothing right,
As if I am a complete failure;
Because I have done that myself already.

 

Please don’t talk to me
As if I am nothing but a disappointment,
As if I know nothing;
Because I have done that myself already.

 

Please don’t talk to me
As if I am unworthy of love,
As is I am the bottom rung;
Because I have done that already.

 

Please don’t talk to me
As if I did nothing but fail,
As if I never tried;
Because I have done that already.

 

Please don’t talk to me that way,
It cuts to the core, it does,
Words pass but the wounds do not,
Please don’t talk to me that way.

 

Please don’t talk to me that way,
For I could only take so much,
I wouldn’t say when is too much;
I just might walk away.

 

Please don’t talk to me that way,
Please don’t tell me how to think, in what way,
Please don’t talk to me that way,
Else I cannot promise I’d stay.