A Poem, Love’s End

This was a pretty heavy poem to write. I can’t say that I have ever been in a relationship depicted in the poem, but I can relate to the emotions of it all. We all have the relationship battles that we fight throughout our lives. In a story I wrote, two characters constantly fell in and out of love. So you’ll notice the heaviness of that aspect throughout the poem, but then it takes a turn where they come back to each other. I won’t lie; I can be an emotional writer, so I did tear up a bit writing this poem. I thought of someone that I couldn’t live without to evoke my emotions.

If you love me, let me go
Last words as we depart
Tears flow as we say we know
A love too strong to tear apart
Rip the veins of memories from my skin
We broke our hearts against our hate
As I wake to scream, just let me in
Picking up the pieces, we crumble under the weight
We both lie to maintain control
Our hate started as love
I need your touch to console
But you push me away with a shove
We breakdown because it’s loves end
But it’s our love that will transcend

Let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading!


Travis J. McRoy 2021 All Rights Reserved.

20 thoughts on “A Poem, Love’s End

    1. Absolutely! Such hard emotionally cutting words that I felt belonged right at the beginning. Those words, I feel, helped to set the emotional tone of the poem. Thank you for the kind words! Glad you loved it. ☺🤗

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  1. Wow, deeply beautiful… With such pure emotions shared. You have expressed the beauty and hate of love and all it entails so amazing well… I felt each line within the depths of my soul. Love can be painful 😊🌹

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    1. I agree. To be able to expunge certain memories from the mind would be excellent. We do learn from those memories treating them as life lessons, but some of them, in my opinion, hold no value and just cause overwhelming sadness, like you said. I like the way you phrased that, “bleeding sadness,” well said. Thank you so much for reading and for the support!

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      1. And thank you for reading my work and being supportive. I appreciate it! That would be the problem, Travis, wouldn’t it…to know if you erased that memory you would only repeat the same sadness all over again in some perpetual torment. Maybe we are just better soldiering onwards?

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