Farewell…(I Hope Not).

When our eyes locked
I either hid the keys in sin or they got lost
Ever since then, I’ve never been able to take them off you again

Before you came along, my peace of mind was in pieces,
those pieces made a mosaic with other shattered dreams and broken promises
Left behind by a long gone Mrs….

What I miss is your timeless beauty
The hands of the clock held onto your youth like second duty, believe me truly
I didn’t have to be prodded or pushed to fall in love
And when I did, you turned my life into a bed of roses to cushion my fall from above

But gradually time past, and most of what we had didn’t last
Our passions expired, and you shed the tears that quenched the fire
You got pregnant, and I got a cab
I turned my back on you, and the shrapnel that flew from your heartbreak were adequate for a backstab
But you were too kind for that, you weren’t that bad
And when I face the facts…
I find that anytime I take a peep in hindsight
I’m blinded by the light from your smile
Back then, I was trying to find my feelings
And that light showed me where they were hiding all the while

But by now, you probably would’ve built a bridge over the river of tears you cried,
gotten over me, and also gotten wise
It’s no surprise
Silence hangs between us on a noose
I just hope that when it’s broken, the shattered pieces can cut it loose

But if the embers of our relationship still exist,
I’ll make sure to blow hard, hoping that you’ll at least blow me a kiss
That’ll probably rekindle the fire,
and possibly instill some desire

I’d fall heartfelt into a wishing well just to wish you well
And on my way out,
bring back memories of our moments together
At least to give a few seconds the semblance of a temporary forever, if it makes you feel any better
And if the time was worth it, this same story to you I’d tell
A match made in Heaven set the fires in Hell



19 thoughts on “Farewell…(I Hope Not).” by six (@six)

  1. Nice nice
    but like spice
    I think it can be better
    something great and lovely

    1. @innoalifa, thanks a lot for the comment. Of course, anything can be improved upon, I totally agree. You can share some of your ideas if any, I’ll be happy to accept.

  2. “But by now, you probably would’ve built a bridge over the river of tears you cried,
    gotten over me, and also gotten wise
    It’s no surprise”
    I can imagine the scenario …hmmmnnn. Nice poem Six!

  3. Thank you very much @Olushademi, I really appreciate.

  4. I feel sorry for the man even though he could have done things differently.
    @six, I am no expert when it comes to poetry but I know this is good. Thanks for sharing. Awesome work.

  5. Thank you, and thank you again @olajumoke.

    1. He lost it, he found it, he lost it again. Will he find it again?

      I liked this very much, with lines like

      “You got pregnant, and I got a cab”

      and

      “But by now, you probably would’ve built a bridge over the river of tears you cried”

      Well done, @six.

      1. @TolaO, I thought you might like this one, glad you did. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. The last line was really beautiful in a weird way. I liked the story in this. He shouldn’t have left but anyway hope they reconcile.

  7. @ufuomaotebele, thanks for stopping by. Don’t worry, they will.

  8. woah this is a punchline poetry mix, never before seen ‘ I turned my back on you, and the shrapnel that flew from your heartbreak were adequate for a backstab’ this line was really smart amazing work

  9. Boy, is this good! Awesome festival of words, here. I also like very much that you peppered it with what might pass for clichés in a way that just works real good.

    So many lines to love here. Many poets need to read this to understand what it means to rhyme well.

    Well done, well done! Keep improving your art, six.

  10. @chemokopi oga, you’ve resurfaced. Thanks for reading and commenting. Better not vanish again…

  11. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

    @six, you do wordplay quite well- and in-line rhyming too. It’s a good poem – and the mood is quite right for it. Well done.

  12. @Omoniyi-Adeshola , thanks mahn. Make we dey try.

  13. But if the embers of our relationship still exist,
    I’ll make sure to blow hard, hoping that you’ll at least blow me a kiss
    That’ll probably rekindle the fire,
    and possibly instill some desire.
    I love that line, I just hope that while blowing the ember doesn’t turn ash.
    I love the poem though am not that into poetry.

  14. @ameenaedrees, glad you saw something you could go home with. Thanks for stopping by madam.

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