Where Are You?
by: JP Leddy
Nightmare from which I cannot awake from
He looks like you in every nuance and move
I do not find you as I once did in his eyes
He is like some doppelganger or alien copy
Where is the man who against snow falling
promised me love forever after?
Where is the man who drew childish art with
colored markers of rainbows and hearts?
Have you been abducted by some unseen power?
Has your soul been kidnapped by mischievous demons?
Has the government recruited you on some secret mission?
Have you been put on the witness protection program?
I do not recognize this twin of yours who is here with me
Who claims love for me , but still wants to lay with others
Who would prefer intimacy with strippers rather than me
Whose love comes with conditions that includes others
Who is this stranger?
Who breaks my heart in re-runs?
He is not you.
Where are you?
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Well written about an unfortunate circumstance. Keep writing is my advice.
Thank you, boohuloo, I will.
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Write on. It’s an act of healing. You did a fine job with this, just so sorry for the circumstance. Hugs!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
strong and powerful emotions..
searching for him..who are you?
Thank you for your time to read my work and for your comments.
agree with Jamie,
keep asking questions,
hope you well,
lovely entry, have fun!
Thanks for your wonderful support.
sad and pensive. I hope it was cathartic as well…
I can hear a lonely cry amongst all the questions… keep writing is all i can say, the answers will come when they have to, the healing will come when it has to… words are the only meditation we have some times…
Your encouragement means a lot.
Thank you for reading my work and for your comments. Means a lot .
Wow! A powerhouse of a write
I value your opinion. Thank you.
My first thought is woah. Very beautiful and deep poem, yet straightforward at the same time. I’m sorry for the circumstances. I agree with the previous comments: keep writing, it usually helps.
Your comments touched me. Thank you for your support.
Your words touched me. I lived that and let him go. Thanks for sharing a piece of soul with us.
You know the journey. Thanks for your support.
Sometimes life takes turns that you don’t expect, and if this is something personal to your own situation, I certainly hope it gets better and that one day you look back on it as part of the journey.
really good. I like it.
Marvelous work here, I can feel the pain and confusion as the one you thought you knew turns out to be someone else completely. You did a fantastic job with this and I agree with a few of the other comments, you just keep writing and it will work itself out through wonderful tapestries of words like this! Thanks so much for sharing!
Certainly a brave move to share this with others. One of my favourite poets says that it’s good practice to trim back as much as possible- it is in this vein that I commend you on the sparseness of the last stanza, which almost stands on its own. Keep writing.
It’s really interesting how you write…
Like your style..
thanks for sharing…
Happens too often.
Thanks for sharing.
Plenty of Hugs Dear.. Strong will power and some hope will see you through all.. 🙂
Love always xx
Love the hugs, Olivia! Thanks!
such heartbreak in this one! i especially like the phrase “breaks my heart in re-runs”– ouch! and the ache in the question “Where is the man who against snow falling promised me love forever after?” beautiful and tragic. thanks for sharing it with us.
Thank you for reading and commenting. Your feedback was meaningful to me.
A sad one. A beautifully written one. Well done!
Thanks for your comments.
Human beings are designed to ask questions, and certainly these are some of the most painful. We should all be careful of the promises we make, eh? Poignantly written, made me think…and I wish you the best…
Thank you for your poignant thoughts.
Thank you for dropping by my blog.
Pierces deep as it reminded me of someone..
We all share the human experience.
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love your honesty
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I do and I will.