I ousted her
from my heart
that kept bleeding taking her name

Outcasted her,
from every dream
that bore her presence

Denied her
from the thoughts
that often clouded my mind

Wrung her,
from my soul
so that I don’t have her in my yore

I cleaned, screamed, ran, hid
I ran to the other side of the world,
I made friends,
I stayed aloof,
I tried everything I could humanly do
but damn she,
as adamant as she could be,
never left me in peace once

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29 thoughts on “Hullabaloo”

  1. I have been reading Black Butterfly by Robert M Drake and there is this line in it “But every once in a while you will come across someone who will completely rob you from your sleep, and those are the people who are just too beautiful to put into words.” I think that goes with your beautiful poetry 🙂

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