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The splinter inside me

The memory of your love remains like a splinter inside me 

I can get by now most of the time, with it undetected 

But every so often it will still catch on something and snag

The essence of you has gone through me like a thread through the eye of a needle

I continue my life, with you stitched into everything that I do

It gets heavy, carrying around the weight of this loss

I remind myself that you are gone, although you are still right here

I come back to the same places we used to go, only now to meet with your ghost 

I've buried the sadness deep inside me

And yet the tears still catch me off guard

The highs are still just as violent

The lows just as devastating 

I hoped to find resolution in new beginnings

But perhaps goodbye is the only way

A misguided hope still lingers 

I'll keep you as a dream which I know can never come true

We were glorious once

You are glorious still 



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Wed 31st Jan 2024 12:36

Beautiful poem. I liked this line a lot "every so often it will still catch on something and snag"

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Nigel Astell

Tue 30th Jan 2024 14:30

Till pulled out
love will stay
locked deep inside
highs cancels lows
never letting go
dream the dream
into every night
think of me
when waking up.💗

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