When we parted…

A poem about heart-break…


My chest sunk to the ground

As we parted.

My brow quickly followed

As my mind started

To ponder, squander;

Waste the following moments

Catastrophising this one.


What if this feeling never goes away?


I know this can’t be so.

Our lives made so rich

By the broad spectrum of emotions

That come and go.

It’s impossible to stand still.


But why do I end up here

So frequently?

With the unpleasantness

So near?


In touch with the sadness

You arise in me.

Recalling a few

Evidentiary events.

I squash my pen against my lips

And push it around.


How much more of this pain am I willing to take?

Is dedicating my heart to him some ridiculous mistake?

Is it something I’ve learned, that I think I need?

That my heart cannot truly be happy

With a relationship that lacks security?


But even if it’s a concept acquired,

I want it.

And to be honest,

It feels dire.


And I’m tired.

So tired of fighting this fight.

So tired of grabbing my things and leaving at night.

While you retreat to your single kingdom of comfort.

And I wonder, is his heart still with me?


I’m tired.



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Emma Hogg, Founder of A Life I Choose

Hi! I'm Emma. I’m a psychotherapist who lives, breathes and eats the science of joyfulness, wellness and achievement. All the work I do is fuelled by my deep wish to belong to a world where people actively choose their lives! A person without choice is an unhappy individual. A person who passionately and resiliently lives their purpose experiences joy and fulfilment daily. If you’re like me and you see that the more people are consciously engaging in life, the happier our world will be, then we need you to be a beacon of this message by living it! My blog is one of my ways of creating dialogue with you, so that together, we can have a greater impact on our world. x

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