It’s Cold

Google Images; Public Domain Photo by Dick Zeimer

It’s cold tonight and your
warmth’s gone missing.
 
Your eyes have an
emptiness, your
heart’s not in them.
 
I’ve felt the gap
increasing the distance.
 
Just a short time now
that our connection’s
been slipping.
 
Sharp pain snaps when
the realization is grasped.
 
Your presence dissipating,
scattering, spreading thin…
 
I know, it’s clear, I need to let go.
I need to be free of the knots
(in my gut)
of believing that which
is no longer true.
 
We both deserve someone
who will warm at our sight,
happy to hold us with
love in their eyes..
With no hindrance or
distractions between
our two hearts.
 
Goodbye then,
take care.
I wish you well.
But I’ll need
time to recover
from the
indifference
I
felt.

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  1. So sad when love leaves, for whatever the cause. This is so well written, I could actually feel it.

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  2. This is pain-filled, for sure. In my experience, there are moments when, even in a good, strong relationship, that feeling can happen. Then the questions is, what can I do to rekindle the fire.

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    • You’re right, Victoria, but it’s when those relationships don’t have a strong foundation that separation of connection can mean the end.

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  3. So sad…

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    • Yes, sad…but I also admire the strength in realizing that it’s time to move on when things don’t work out.

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  4. ouch..indifference is so hard…and cold…yeah i imagine it take a while to warm up again after that one…the lack of care…the slipping is so hard too and happens without notice until too late…i echoe victoria as well…it can be done but..

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    • True…indifference is tough to handle…and that first shock of the realization that your “someone” has disconnected from you…hurts! I really don’t think all relationships are meant to be forever…sometimes it’s really best to move on…

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  5. Ooh powerful and painful, so identifiable. A tough subject of separation handled with utter dignity in these words.very nice.

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    • I really don’t like the idea of clinging to someone who obviously has lost interest. Best to move on as soon as possible…with dignity..thanks so much.

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  6. Beautifully written!

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  7. Androgoth

     /  May 22, 2012

    When the love ebbs
    it can take a lifetime
    to recover…

    You have written this
    one clear and true Gayle :)

    Androgoth XXx

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    • Yes, it sure can…perhaps depending on whether you are the “dumped” or the “dumpee!” Thanks, Androgoth.. ;)

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  8. This is so sad but your words are serene and accepting of the situation ~ In time, we get over the indifference and loss ~

    Thanks for sharing this ~

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    • It’s sad…but I like the strength of resolution in it too..in spite of the pain.

      Thanks, Grace, for adding your thoughts..

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  9. So sad when love is gone…thank you for sharing.

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  10. Love your choice of image to go with this post. Your words capture volumes.

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  11. So honest and true to the feelings felt by so many of us. Not an uncommon situation or state of being, but uniquely interpreted. Touched my heart. ~ j

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    • I appreciate you sharing your feelings with me, Joseph…thanks so much. I’m glad it touched you.
      Gayle ~

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  12. oh heck…this is sad and emotionally written…the part with the heart that has disappeared from the eyes hit me most…

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  13. The pain of love that fades away, slowly… the word “dissipating” was perfect here. And finally, acknowledging the need to take time for recovery… too many jump into a rebound feet-first, whereas this soul understands the need for space. Really a wonderful write! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/05/23/wp-restores-choices-and-poem/

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    • Thanks so much, Amy…I always enjoy your comments and insight! Nowadays, I understand more than ever the importance of space… and understanding my own needs.

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  14. Breakups are the most difficult. Your poem’s sadness is balanced by the awareness that happiness for the beloved is the most important thing.

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    • I think striving for that balance between our own heartbreak and wanting what’s best for both parties can be so helpful during these times. Thanks, Chaz..

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  15. :( So much pain here, Gayle. I know you’re a strong woman and you can (or have) get through it, but you definitely captured that deep sadness when you realize it’s gone for good with that particular person. So many people don’t understand that the opposite of love is not hate…it is apathy and indifference.

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    • Most of these writes come from a deep emotional place from when I was hurting so desperately many years ago…thank goodness I prevailed and learned so much. My voice was often silenced then…now, I’m sharing those feelings. And I agree, apathy and indifference are the opposite of love…to hate you have to give a damn.

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  16. The poem brings out the pain and the conviction to move on without any bitterness. Loved it!

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  17. Love this, especially…
    ‘We both deserve someone
    who will warm at our sight,
    happy to hold us with
    love in their eyes..
    With no hindrance or
    distractions between
    our two hearts.’

    Truly the ideal of love. Another beautiful poem, Gayle. Thanks for sharing! XO

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    • Thanks, Diane..I’m glad you liked this. No, there’s no reason to cling to someone who clearly doesn’t want to be with you..better sooner than later…if you can let go.

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