Say You Love Me

“Opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes, dreams… That is being naked.” ~ Rob Bell”

Carry On

I feel that I have lived a great portion of my life alone.

I say that because not many, if any at all, are aware of what goes on inside of me.

The silent battles I’ve fought in my head and heart.

Heartbreak is an old friend and it feels as familiar to me as my christian name.

When anyone speaks it, I think to myself “you don’t know her like I do.”


There is no trace of our intimacies, of our stories

I tell you about my experience

All without giving myself away.

So when you spoke to me of him and of her

I looked the other way

As I subtly told you that I could relate

Our memories quietly race inside my head

Your name used to roll off my tongue like a kiss

My words and poems made you feel at home for a while

As you wrapped my insecurities in your arms and I’d smile

But this is hell…

How do I escape you when you’re the only feeling I’ve known.

When you’re the one feeling that reminds me I am alive

When I can’t find the love I’ve given away all my life

Love, you were the feeling that kept away the numbing cold

And because of this, my loss, I agree that maybe it’s healthier to hurt

It’s healthier to feel something rather than nothing at all

Because I tell everyone to let you go.

Hurt, it may be I want you to myself.

It may be I want to spare everybody else.

Because this is not where our story ends.

You live on in my words and thoughts

Heartbreak. Mine, hers, and the worlds.

On the inside I believe that I’m bigger with all of you.

And I’ve learned that I can’t give you, my heartbreak, to anyone else.

Some people are just born to hurt and heal

And maybe we’re not here to heal only ourselves,

I think we carry it to learn each other

We carry it to heal someone else’s soul

About Me

– I am an ancient soul, in a modern body, with a futuristic state of mind.


“Learning from experiences is one of the ways in which we decide if experience may frighten us, weaken us or make us self-doubt, but it may also make us stronger. Sankofa teaches there are valuable lessons to be learned from the past.”


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