By Michael W. Raley
How could I have missed the signs
When they were in front of me the whole time?
Was I in denial and refused
To believe the real truth about you?
My heart has ached over this pain
And my body’s energy has been drained
Because this decision has cost me years,
Many restless nights, anxiety, and tears.
I wanted to believe that I made the right choice
As I drowned out the doubts of my inner voice.
This one time I ignored reason and went with emotion
While ignoring the red flags and commotion
Has cost me dearly,
For my soul is broken and weary.
You are gone and life has been turned upside down,
As you are on the other side of town.
I will fall in love again,
I just don’t know when.
Nevertheless, the work begins on rebuilding my spirit,
The inner me, who will escape from this pit.