Waking Up Dreaming

Waking up Dreaming

I never did truly let go
When I left and walked away
That the only thing I now know
Though I knew I could not stay

You thought I loved another
You did not see it was to get back at you
Just a fuck not a lover
Unlike the one you had been going to

What a stupid way to end it
Each left alone within their thought
Throwing each other into the pit
Of the others with who we were both caught

I now know love does not truly die
But not how to open up and cry

I remember meeting the man you later married
We were still together back then
I wish I had recognised the look he carried
Sitting back and waiting until when

All was not jealousy and heated lust
That took us both our separate way
Lost in our own silence and lack of trust
Maybe had we talked we would be together today

I was angry when I heard you had a son
And even more so I was not told by you
When you knew I wanted more than one
And to know the love of your children too

Maybe that is why I have not been able to let go
And I do cry knowing now that I will never know.

4.36am 7th June 2011 Australian EST
Copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

Waking Up Dreaming

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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I’ve been divorced 26 years, but woke tonight dreaming about me ex-wife. So I wrote this about it all. There is a lot I wish I remembered. To late now.

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