Can't Let Go

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Recurring nightmares of loving you

still make me sweat.

I can’t take back honest words—

words I don’t regret

saying.

 

I’m honestly happy

you’re better off without me.

I don’t ever want you to

feel like this.

Lost without a kiss…

Feeling inadequate or passionless…

That part of me

is bearable and unfortunate.

 

Swollen from crying—

tears I don’t want you to see.

Just do me a favor…

pretend you’re smiling for me.

So I can pretend

that I can live like you do—

blissfully happy without me.

  17 comments for “Can't Let Go

  1. December 28, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Heartbreaking. You communicated a lot of emotion in few words and made me feel it. Well done, John!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. December 27, 2019 at 3:27 am

    So beautifully lyrical, and filled with that kind of sadness and loss that makes the soul ache.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 27, 2019 at 7:00 am

      When we tell ourselves we’ve moved on from something, nobody really witnesses the toll it takes on a person. Thank you for sharing your thoughts 🙂

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  3. December 22, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Achingly sad my friend. I felt every word 🖤🖤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. December 22, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    I almost cried! This is so heartbreakingly sad.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 22, 2019 at 12:04 pm

      😅 Sorry about that

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      • December 22, 2019 at 12:05 pm

        Don’t be! 😄 I hope you are okay and this is not a result of your current emotions! 😅

        Liked by 1 person

      • December 22, 2019 at 12:08 pm

        Nope 😊 Still smiling like I’m up to no good

        Liked by 1 person

      • December 22, 2019 at 12:09 pm

        That’s awesome! 😁🤗

        Liked by 1 person

  5. December 22, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Literally heartbreaking.. amazing.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sand
    December 22, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Biggest sigh ever. 😅

    Liked by 2 people

    • December 22, 2019 at 9:09 am

      Sorry about that 😅

      Liked by 2 people

      • Sand
        December 22, 2019 at 9:10 am

        lol. only be sorry if you’re making yourself miserable. 😝

        Liked by 2 people

      • December 22, 2019 at 9:11 am

        😂 Not a tad bit… It just sounded like something out of my norm.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Sand
        December 22, 2019 at 9:13 am

        You’ve lost me again. But, good. 🙂

        Liked by 2 people

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