now on

your pain expressed in beautifully twisted vine of your strong words
the power in each exclamation
remember and i don’t deny it
because i loved you
maybe not in your terms, but i loved you
the definition you speak of
it’s the same
it’s the truth

i have listened
i have heard you
please, believe me
i felt pain, guilt, and the loneliness of longing, too
to deserve our dance

you are broken, as you proclaim, and it’s okay
i didn’t ask you to change
i simply ask, don’t ask me to remain the same
i couldn’t be the constant of my broken self
the spur of growth, inevitably what brought us to the echoing strife
but i won’t leave you behind
we are here, now, and from now on

© jacob greb — from lovers’ tiff: a ballad

9 thoughts on “now on

  1. writernotwrong says:

    As sad and heartfelt as this message is, I think I would still like to be the reason for the sentiment. It’s okay to like, love and lose. I could also appreciate inspiring like or love in another, enough for them to speak out and cause me to never lose hope even in the best disguise.


    1. simon.jacob says:

      At times we have to let go of people we love because they need time to heal. And, at times we move on even when we still hold the love in our heart for the one that might be not right for us, especially at that moment. I guess, the question is, how long should we wait for them to catch up to us in maturity, commitment, especially when they are not willing to get help?


  2. writernotwrong says:

    I agree that people will need due time to heal. I wonder if they are ever aware of the power of a love that remains hidden. With light illuminating the purity felt by the right person then no waiting is required and natural progression will allow the tow to meet on an even plane and embrace how powerful true love can be. I bet the one knew they were finally someones everything, as they live hurt they feel unworthy of such high praise and such a valued life-giving gift.


      1. zackattack says:

        Being honest takes courage and strength. Vulnerability is not a weakness. Accepting the reasons we made for the path chosen, never letting go of emotions, keeping them in the heart so they are safe, a secret so another heart would live to know, only equals strength.

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