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December 15, 2014

A Thank You Note to Your Ex-Lover. {Poem}

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Dear person of ex-significance,

I am writing to thank you for your inability
to see the incredible parts of my lover.
Thank you for being insufficient, fearful, and broken.
Words can hardly express how happy I am that
you failed miserably,
although I am sorry she had to hurt because of you.

To be clear: I don’t think you are a bad person.
I’m sure that you are decent enough,
but you just couldn’t commit,
at least not in the way she needed you to.

She is special, this one.
She’s like no one I’ve ever known.
With her chickens, gardens, and quirky sense of humor
and her shoulders, freckled from the sun,
her smile that could light a room,
and words that bring me to my knees.
She’s a mother, through and through,
loving children from many other mothers.
It is her greatest calling in life,
although loving me is a very close second.

Thank you, again.
I am glad you left
so I could find her
and make her mine.

I’ll tell you a secret, though.
I am not supposed to say this,
Because I haven’t even told her yet,
but I am going to marry her.
I see the ‘yes’ in her eyes.
It’s been there for quite some time now,
much in the same way the question has been
poised on my lips
ready to take a head first and fearless dive
into eternity.

Sincerely,

Her present and future

 

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Author: Mk Michaels

Editor: Renée Picard

Photo: Wikipedia Commons

 

 

 

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davencarrie01 Mar 28, 2019 7:48am

Still my favorite post ever.

Melina Dec 29, 2015 2:11pm

🙂

Margaret Sep 30, 2015 9:27am

brilliant 🙂

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Mk Michaels

Mk Michaels is an obnoxiously optimistic dreamer who could find the silver lining in a stinking pit of despair. She has been writing poetry and prose for as long as she can remember and is particularly fond of an intensely deep poem she composed about the color red in a second grade writing assignment… ”Red is a color that never gets duller than bricks. Red is a color that really ticks.” Her writing topics have expanded since then to include love, life, children, anger, ghosts of relationships past, and blue. You can connect with her via Facebook, e-mail and her blog.