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how it felt when my first wife left me after ten years together.



My mouth tastes like an old ashtray.

Dentyne and beer.

She walked out yesterday and won't be back.

That much is clear.

I watch the dog runnin round.

In the backyard where we used to barbecue.

People drop in and leave things.

Casseroles and points of view.

I barely know they are there.

Means nothing.

She's gone.....

I go to the shop each morning.

Feels good just to use my hands.

Waiting for that phone call that don't come.

At home again watching that dog.

No strength to throw him his stick.

The days blur by. Seasons change.

Memories remain.

I feel lost, alone and sick.

Thoughts swirl in my head.

Is she with another?

Or is she as messed up inside as me?

Why don't we listen to what others have to say?

Till it's too late......

I can't believe.

Heartache is all that's left of ten years of us.

I want you back, I wish you'd die.

I take that back.

I start to cry.


Shuddering and sniffing back tears.

I go to bed.

Dreading another empty day.


Phil G. Inman Sr.


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Mareann commented on Gone


I could feel your pain within these words.... Such hurt when a relationship ends especially after a long period of time... Just try to hang on th the good thoughts, and release the bad ones, healing takes awhile, but eventually we all move on... Enjoyed reading from you.. Have a blessed day, mary



thank you so much. Oh this is past pain. She has been "gone" for years , just now put it into words.

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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