Friday, July 15, 2011


I came home to see your note
You said you couldn't bear it anymore
My screams,my misery,my guts,
You said you couldn't bear it anymore
You said you were gone.

You're Gone?
After all these years?
Left me alone?
Oh dear one,there's so much to bear,
You said you were gone.

I cried and wept and mourned
Just for a day,
You're gone
But i've not missed my way
Instead,I've had so much done.

I washed my hair and ironed my dress
I sang a song instead of groaning and murmuring
I took a walk to ease the stress-
(instead of cursing a nd wailing)
And I didn't move into a moving lorry.

I didn't take a handful of sleeping pills
or find a rope to hang on my neck,
I haven't forgotten to pay up my bills
or mistakenly hit the deck
You said you were gone.

P.S Tis came to mind after a friend told me about her break up and trust me I gave her advice nah,to forget the boy and move on,these small boys(as if I'm older than them,lol) like to raise those things they called shoulders too high,hope yhu like and if yhu going through a break up,this might not be the right approach but this just might be it.
Happy weekend.


Ginger said...


Going through a break up aint easy. Worse is having to go thru divorce when you had promised each other forever. but you are right, one just has to face the dailiness of living and move on, especially when you have kids who need you.
Lovely poem!

Faisons-Y! said...

Life goes on, so why don't you? Lovely poem, dear! Hope she gets on soon...

N.I.L (Naijamum in London) said...

Break up is sooo hard and it's often hard to accept that all one has 'invested' has come to nought. *sigh*

However, like I always say....'if you dont clear out a cluttered wardrobe, you can never have space for new clothes. :)))

My love to your friend

gretel said...

@ Ginger,thanks loadz,yhu are right.
@ Faisons Y,thank yhu so much,hope she moves on.
@ NIL, yhu couldn't be more right,it's the investment that hurts to loose.
congratulations on yhur award muah.

@ All P.s please tell me what yhu think of the poem. :P

Myne Whitman said...

I hope it all works out for your friend, this is a lovely poem.

Gbemisoke said...

Nice poem
My fav line is "I washed my hair and ironed my dress"
It's the lil things.....
Best wishes to your friend

Muse Origins said...

Lol. I think sometimes we're older than them oh. Lovely poem. I love it oh!!

Muse Origins (formerly The Corner Shop)
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gretel said...

@ Myne,thank you so much
@ GBEMISOKE,thanks dearie,I like that line too. xoxo
@ Adiya abiiiii,then they'll come and be forming one thin and biggie for me,mscchewww.
thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

i understood the poem before it read the last paragraph {yay! up me!..hehehe}....i know it's a 'serious' matter, so i ought not to laugh...but the truth be told, in future, she would be giving thanks to GOD for it...i experienced one, before i met my she should see it as a blessing in disguise...a broken relationship is better than divorce....abi is it murder with what is in vogue right now? *sigh!*

P.E.T. Projects said...

Break ups are never easy however sometimes its the right thing to do else one would be wasting time and one's life, which is so unacceptable!

gretel said...

lol @ Ibhade,high 5 jare but you didnt say how the poem is,maybe I shouldn't haveincluded the disclaimer :(
@ pet projects,yhu are so right dear,it's not easy,yhu don't wanna follow me? :D

T.Notes said...

1st time around....and nice,i must say.

Emeka Amakeze said...

Break ups! Sometimes, they are the best things that happen especially when either of the partners is too "weak in love" to let go despite tell tale signs of impending doom!

Lovely poem and I sure hope you're friend stays stronger

gretel said...

thanks for all the comments.

Adura Ojo (Naijalines) said...

It is definitely the right me:-) :-)

One reason being that it is such a waste of time and energy crying over spilt milk.

Anonymous said...

I really like this. It rings true for me so well right now.

gretel said...

wow,phoenix9ja I'm so glad I was of help,thanks for the comment

Anonymous said...

hey Gretel

I finally found your blog. i like your poetic side.x
wishing you happiness