Farther Away

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I told myself all these years

That you had no choice

You had to live farther away

Life made it that way.

I told myself you loved us all

That me finding it difficult when you were here

Was somehow my fault.

Then one day I realised

You wanted it so.

You chose to go

Or to stay.

Either way.

Who cares now?

My childish presumption that you would like us there

Is nothing more than a dream.

It now floats like mist over a grey sea.

Farther and farther.


The distance between us grows

And I cannot build that ship.

I can only paddle.

And you won’t swim.

(c) Slumpless

2 thoughts on “Farther Away

  1. harulawordsthatserve January 9, 2017 / 7:20 am

    There’s something endearingly frank and to the point about this poem – I can hear it’s words being said. Wise too. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Harula x

    Liked by 1 person

    • slumpless January 9, 2017 / 7:24 am

      Thank you so much Harula you have brightened my Monday morning xxx

      Liked by 1 person

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