Tell me how to cope

Tell me how to cope Tell me how to cope

Status: Finished

Genre: Poetry

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Status: Finished

Genre: Poetry

Summary

A heart's cry after a break-up.

Summary

A heart's cry after a break-up.

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Submitted: May 14, 2014

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Submitted: May 14, 2014

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Tell me how to cope...

With this devastating loss. You live and breathe but it's as if someone has died. My chest aches, my eyes burn. Nothing eases this pain. Please, I beg you, tell me how to cope. I don't sleep, I don't eat. I can't even think straight. All I do is remember. How you feel in my arms, the rhythm of your breathing. Your smile, your scent. Tell me how to cope. I close my eyes and hear your voice and what's left of my heart drops to my stomach. I open them and hear a beep, a text message from you. Pain rips through me as I open it, how are you? It says. Why isn't this affecting you? Why aren't you missing me? Tell me what your secret is. Tell me how to cope. There's so much I want to say so much to tell you. Instead I pull myself together enough to punch out a few letters. I'm ok. Is all I can manage. I can barely see through the tears. Haven't heard from you in a while. Is what you send next. You can not be serious! I think bitterly. Do you not remember our last conversation? Didn't think I should. Is my reply. Why not? I still care about you and we're still friends. Really? That's what we are now? Friends? You text my name and I read it. Fresh pain squeezing the air from lungs. It's as if I heard you say it. Why can't you understand I can never just be your friend? Tell me how to cope... What happened to us? I quickly text before I lose my nerve. I'm not answering that or discussing that with you. It's neither here nor there. I was just checking on you. Your dismissive text reads. Why check on me? You don't really care how I'm doing. If you did, you'd know how much this is tearing me up, eating me alive. I know I messed up. I know I hurt you and I'm sorry, I am. More than you'll ever know. I'd spend the rest of my life making it up to you if I could, if you'd give me the chance. But this... I can't deal with. Tell me how to cope. This doesn't faze you, it doesn't matter. It just is what it is. How could you love me and leave me, after all those years. No matter what happened, we always found our way back to each other. Time after time. That love would not die. I've never loved anyone as hard, as deep, or as long as I have loved you. But it's clear to me now that you don't feel the same and life is hard when you're in love alone. All of my tears, all of my pleading, fell before blind eyes, fell on deaf ears. Just one more thing and I'll leave it alone. Tell me how you did it. Just tell me how to cope.


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