Getting Over Him

by Soyini Denise Liburd

The day seems the same but somehow it’s not.
The sky is still blue but its beauty doesn’t reach me
The sun still shines but isn’t as warm - couldn’t be
Because I still tremble
At the sight – or just the thought of HIM
Never love someone you work with…now I see him everyday and I’m forced
to pretend
That nothing happened when –
I know…I love him.
I go through the motions of life before
Feeding the notion that there was never more – between us
But it’s so hard now - especially, everyday.
When I see the one who used to be mine.

I still can’t help but smile when he smiles
I still love the way he talks and walks…and the cute sound he makes when
he’s happy
He still does these things, as if unaware, that the sight of them
torment me…
I discovered too late that I love him.
I shouldn’t - I know - but there’s no sense denying,
When I feel myself trembling - at just the thought of him.
Somehow love snuck up on me – a cruel twist of Fate
Because now I must get over him and the love I felt too late.
And it’s so hard sometimes – especially, everyday.

Today I feel the same as I did the day before
But time promises to heal my heart so I wait for
This promise to become real.
Meantime I suffer silently, patiently awaiting
Love’s death and my release from this agonizing pain…
When the sky will be blue and the sun warm and joy mine again.

Getting Over Him by Soyini Denise Liburd

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