I know I shouldn’t

I know

that we’re just

delaying the inevitable,

and that you’ll have to leave


I know

that I should be

ready and prepared

and used to it,

by now.

But I still feel

like the air has been

sucked out of my lungs

at the very mention

of you going away.

I know

that it’s inevitable,

but, I still can’t bring myself

to terms

with this.

I know

that I can’t stop you

and that I shouldn’t stop you.

After all, it is



What did you think of this poem? Have you ever felt like you’re just delaying the inevitable? Share your experiences below!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Nova says:

    My first thought was an ending relationship… but, then I thought… a high school graduate starting college.

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    1. Sonali says:

      I wrote it thinking of a relationship, on the verge of long distance.

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  2. Jokerswild says:

    To have someone go, it seems they seem to take a piece of you with them but that piece they take is a symbol that can serve as the thing they keep in their heart that makes the connection stronger. Bracing for something you know that’s coming doesn’t make it any less painful but sometimes it can prepare us a little better for the impact. But the heart ties strong knots and turns shouldn’t into should if they’re meant to.🌹

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    1. Sonali says:

      True. Knowing something’s going to happen doesn’t make it painful but, it does prepare us. And yes, sometimes, distance works wonders on some things. ♥

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