Poetry

In Hopes

“I gave up everything in hopes
of a future with you.”

I’m not perfect, and I never claimed to be. But I listened to my heart instead of my head, believing that fate would bring me someone that would sweep me off my feet.

So when I found you, I thought I was home. I jumped, and fell, without thinking, because I was so certain you would catch me.

And I tried to make us work. I tried to make us last. But something was always pulling us apart. To you, I was a convenient distraction, and you failed to realize that I gave up everything in hopes of a future with you.

© Sarah Doughty
2018

I tried.
But there comes a point
when trying becomes unbearable.

8 thoughts on “In Hopes”

  1. So true. Painful, but true. Unfair how people don’t always put in the same amount of effort. However, if you didn’t give it a go, you would not have found out. You would be wondering “what if?” Every negative story has some positives.

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