side one.

side one. a poem by sandra.

Hello dear readers. I’m not sure why I’m writing so much poetry lately… but I can’t seem to stop. I hope you’re enjoying reading them as much as I’m enjoying writing them. This one’s a two-parter… side two is on the way… soon. 

side one.
I want you to know what you’ve done.
I can’t let you believe you’ve won.
You claimed love and said I was brilliant.
You made me believe you were different.
But giving you everything was wrong
Because you were a mistake all along.
I won’t forget what you did to my heart.
(You know very well you tore it apart.)

If hurting me was always your mission,
Know that some things can’t be forgiven.
Your deceit I will never forget,
Yet I am forever in your debt.
Because, you see, from this point forward
I’ll never submit to the torture.
Your deception has made me stronger —
Not a fool for love any longer.


About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy, too. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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32 Responses to side one.

  1. First, I don’t see anyone complaining you are writing more poetry. I certainly won’t. This was very nice. I loved the way your heroine learned from the pain. Fool no more. Bravo.

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  2. simpledimple says:

    Thanks Sandra for telling my story in this poem. Love turns to deceit, hurt, pain, and betrayal when it goes all wrong. It’s such a sweet pain and the best medicine any one can have when it’s real and lasting. 🙂

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  3. The V-Pub says:

    Well written, Sandra. I’d be happy to read more poetry. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lovely. Do what the muse says.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. You know what I’m thinking don’t you? I know you do!!!!!! 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

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  6. May J says:

    I’ve only started writing poetry too and I’m learning a lot by reading through blogs (like yours). Poetry is so much more than words, it’s a reflection of who we are.

    Lovely poems!!

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    • Thanks so much for stopping by and reading! I think I get a different kind of satisfaction from poetry that’s more difficult to get with fiction — my fiction is much longer, but I can complete a poem faster so it doesn’t take as long to have a complete piece. I love that!


  7. May J says:

    So true. I have a folder called “Unfinished” dedicated to all the fictions I never got around to complete. But with poetry, it seems easier and yes, the satisfaction is so different. To me, I’m using poetry as a stepping stone to finish all those stories. 🙂

    You’re welcome!

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  8. stephieann8 says:

    I feel like you went into my brain and wrote this from there! I love everything about this. It is exactly how I feel about my abusive ex.

    Liked by 1 person

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