Your Departure

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I remember that fateful day vividly

I could feel joy leaving me as you departed

My love now mixed with loneliness

My soul drowning with melancholy.

What did I do wrong?

Did I give too much?

Did I lack understanding?

Or is this one of life’s twisted jokes

Leaving me here all alone without your touch.

I prayed to find such a mesmerizing soul

I promised to love you forever

Yet you are now gone.

Why do the Gods punish me?

Granting me my desire only to take away

They let me taste a piece of heaven

And now I’m left with this eternal pain.

A wreck of a man is what I am now

Downcast, pensive, gloomy

Emptiness now lives through me.

Since the day you left

I’ve learned all there is about suffering

I have a life which is not mine

For my heart stopped living when you left

Now all I can do is cry.

My body hurts at the thought of what lies ahead

I had to learn to bear your absence

Yet everyday I keep hoping for your return.

Where once I could write sonnets

Now there is only empty pages

My words have turned into a cry for help

I ache to see you again.

I live to love you

to touch you,

Yet I am drowning in a sea of tears.

Empty bottles of bitter wine

Trying to match the pain I feel inside.

My smile has vanished

I am inconsolable

Each day I die a little more

This agony invades my soul

For I am no longer the recipient of your love.

I live only on the outside

For without you I am dead

Won’t you hear my cries?

Come back and bring me back to life.

Yet despite all my protests

I know now it’s too late

You are in someone else’s arms

I am left to my wretched fate.

I take another sip to numb the pain

As it bitterness hits me

Things become so clear

I become aware of my foolish thinking

For you were never meant to be caged

You were never meant to stay

Realization hits me one more time

I am no longer yours

And you were never mine.


By Sofia Falcone

I passionately believe one person can make a difference. I write from my own experiences and interests. It is my greatest hope that by writing about my own challenges, victories, hopes and learnings, others may feel inspired to believe more in their inner power and to fully embrace themselves!


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