Poetry

Upright

“And now that I’m on my own,
I don’t know how to move forward
or to hold myself upright.”

I remember the day I fell in love like it was yesterday. I remember the exhilaration. The limitless possibilities of a future together. But after the end came, my pain could have filled an ocean made of broken pieces of my heart and salty tears. You see, I was there with you through every moment, and now that I’m on my own, I don’t know how to move forward. I don’t know how to hold myself upright when all I want to do is break down and let that ocean of my own making wash me away.

© Sarah Doughty

In this ocean of despair,
I let myself sink.

Because I needed you
just as much as you needed me.
Until the end came.

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4 thoughts on “Upright”

  1. Loved the Deep emotions and the imagery of the ocean!! The yearning and wondering were so moving! You last line is just stunning – Until the end came!! Bellissimo, Sarah, Bellissimo!
    xoxoxo

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