I love you, I cried.

You laughed that mocking laugh of yours.

My heart shattered as you turned and walked away,

Leaving me battered, broken and alone.

I wept…

Every tear singeing my bruised eyes..

Every memory piercing through me..

Like a knife.

Curled up on the cold, hard floor..

I wept..

Until the darkness consumed me,

And there was…



In the darkness

The demons pounced…

Laughing, mocking.

I struggled to block them out

But I was trapped, gagged.

Nowhere could I turn…

Throat sore and dry, I could not scream…

Hot tears my only warmth.

The demons dug in their talons

Tearing at my flesh.

I closed my eyes and prayed for death

For that would be the only




Why do I do this to myself?

I set myself up for disappointment

From the very beginning

Like a fool, I see a future in ashes

How many times must my heart shatter?

My naiveté knows no bounds.

My errant heart revels in pain

Why, oh why won’t I ever learn?

Why must I search for happiness where none exists?

And there you are….

Standing in the distance

Uncaring, Unfeeling….

Toying with my silly heart.

Ah! The torture.


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By Your Side

I lie awake at night, watching you sleep
Tracing the lines and contours of your face.

Your eyelids twitch and I wonder what you’re dreaming.

Are you dreaming of me and the love we share?

Am I the star in the play of your dreams?

Or do I play a mere supporting role?

I listen to your soft breathing;

That blissful melody that warms my heart.

Your chest rises as I run my fingers through the soft,

Feathery matting of hair.

Ah, my Alpha-male, your beauty is intoxicating.
I watch as the moonlight caresses your soft skin,

Illuminating your beauty in the still of the night.

Inhaling your heady, masculine scent,

I am drunk; high on your beauty and the night.

I snuggle closer as your arms lock me in a tight embrace

I close my eyes and revel in the feeling,

For I can’t remember when last I was
At peace with life and love.
In your warm embrace I realise

That this is what I’ve always longed for;

A place by your side.



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