Throw another log on the fire, let the embers spark. 

Tonight’s the night to let it all hang out. 

I walk through the fog on the open road. 

Memories fading and I can’t feel my feet below. 

I don’t know how it happened, I can only say I tried. 

For the effervescence of love somehow slowly died. 

I can’t believe I’m here. 

It’s not where I’d planned to be. 

I can’t believe you’re faraway, huddled in the opposing reality.

Sure I could say you were wrong and I was, oh so right. 

But that won’t change a single moment in this dark, cold night. 

What matters now as we part ways, each on our separate paths,

is to converge together to co-parent and that’s a simple fact.

Divorced are we, once two in love. 

Now there’s nothing left. 

Except for a few golden memories and some smoldering embers of what once was.

Patience and peace now live within me.

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10 Responses to Patience

  1. BeowulfSabrina says:

    Beautiful and poignant, but I’m wondering if there really were any good memories at all (in my case) and was he only a skilled shapeshifter who mirrored my own innocent capacity to love and in fact only now that I have the clarity of distance, do I see that he was so toxic and dark right from the beginning but my desire to want to be loved fogged up the reality of who he is. He cannibalized me.


    • janieleeds says:

      I understand your situation Sabrina. In your case, I don’t know the real answer and I daresay that we may never know. All I know for sure is that you are beginning a new chapter filled with loving light to blossom your soul again. And how wondrous is that! xo


  2. roseelaineblog says:

    Trust me Janie you will find true happiness again and you think back and wonder why you shed so many tears over someone who was not worthy of a beautiful person like you 🌹

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  3. Beautiful, thank you for sharing.


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