Loving a Lie

My Broken Heart

I heard too much,

and I believed every word

although my gut told me not to.

I said too much;

I set myself up for failure

by giving you the chance to hurt me.

With our last kiss goodbye,

I didn’t understand the hesitation,

the lack of urgency in your eyes.

I confessed my life to a stranger

and was left with only the echoes

of your departing footsteps.

I loved someone that never existed,

a dream conjured up in fanciful thoughts,

a lie from the first to last breath.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: “Losing my Religion” by R.E.M.

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twilight_stranger's picture

Hmm... Sounds like several of my own failed relationships, lol.

At any rate, this was lovely and bittersweet, I enjoyed it.

heatherburns35's picture

Very beautifully written.
A lesson well learned.