A promised goobye is often the worst one

Just when I finished stitching together my heart

And the memories of you faded into the background

News of your goodbye fluttered toward me like wildfire

The goodbye you were saving for me before you were to go overseas

Landed over my crown…

Bleeding again of unrequited love

The endless moments, however brief, I spent with you

Making me smile and singing of how different I was from the world

Naive was my sword and Fantasy, my shield

Equipped during those sweet times I spent weaving stories of us

That always ended in bed

A lonely crusade I would always thread

Because you didn’t want to risk walking over thin ice

Always reminding you of that goodbye when it came to

And the things I would say

When I didn’t have the courage to tell

So when you disappeared…

I stopped hoping for a goodbye and labeled you a liar

To encourage myself of your banishment

And I did banish you

And all the echoes of laughter and shared experiences;

All the kisses and caresses carefully thrown into the café con leche

I tenderly made for you;

And all the tears of longing I emptied into the ocean

That claimed them to be bitter even for her standards;

And all the convincing

And an I don’t relinquish love but I do relinquish you

Only to have a ghost whisper that long awaited goodbye

My will crumbling and lightning setting my chest aflame

I threw myself at you, my arms wrapped around your neck

Intending to never let go

And in your ear I whispered I love you

The wound bare open

And when the euphoria subsided, anger burned inside

For the worst thing I could have done was to imagine it was real

That confession of love, for it never happened

And you left with your goodbye

Without saying so much as a word

Just a ghost passing through

And all that love with you

A promised goobye is often the worst one

YakusokuNono

Carolina, Puerto Rico

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Last week, I was betrayed by my feelings. I thought I buried a love and forgot it but news came to my ears of him and along escaped that heartache again.

Time to purge my soul again. HALLELUJAH!!

Cafe con leche – traditional Puerto Rican coffee with milk

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