just get over it already

there is no alternate ending
where instead of
offering up our palms
in a mudra of helplessness
or surrender

we get the love back

watching you piece
this broken us
together, like a jigsaw
but with sharp edges
and pieces missing
in the middle

is unnecessary bleeding

there is nothing
to fight for, or prove

we have both lost

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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18 Responses to just get over it already

  1. Rhonda says:

    šŸ˜¦ nuff said sfam.
    xo
    me

  2. Stirring and strong! This stanza hit me like a brick –

    watching you piece
    this broken us
    together, like a jigsaw
    but with sharp edges
    and pieces missing
    in the middle

  3. piaspurpose says:

    “watching you piece
    this broken us”

    Susan, this is heartbreaking. A familiar feeling to everyone, somehow.

  4. George Ellington says:

    Unnecessary bleeding indeed.

  5. nelle says:

    Suscinct and pragmatic, an accepting of inevitable, pushing past an underlying regret.

    Love how it stirs up all of this in me.

  6. Green Speck says:

    The poem is simple, has so few words, and yet, leaves such a deep impact upon its readers … I am awed by the way you manage to bring out the meaning with so little words… Love the way you write !!!

  7. Jeremy Nathan Marks says:

    I have found in my own experience that the real grieving for loss often happens after I’ve gotten out of the “scenery” of that loss somehow. After that it seems that the body progressively sheds elements of the past, maybe even one by one.

    When I have had difficulty letting go of something I can’t quite tell which part of me is holding onto it. I used to think it was all about the mind and that “mind over matter” applied. Now I am not so sure. I don’t know what letting go is exactly. But I do know that sometimes the one thing you can do (and should do) is get out when it is time to get out.

  8. Amen! Endlessly wonderful the creativity of putting these living day by day confrontation =s seamlessly ~ Thank you dear~ Fondly Deb

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