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Stars/scars

I am waiting for the stars to lead me
Away from this late night double-feature
But I just can’t get these scars to leave me

Our time was too short
For me to realise
That a five-star last resort
Was all I was to you

I should have been the wiser
I should have seen the womaniser
In time to stop myself from
Building you inside me

I fell in love with the beauty in the bridges
And the richness of the ridges
Connecting you to me

Can’t you see
How this poetry
Is defined by everything I’ve ever laid my heart on
Every race I’ve ever had a head start on
Every game I’ve ever played a part in
And every end of a new beginning of mine starting?

How can I wake up
Into a new day
When all I have left of you still belongs to this one?

How can I be redone
When I can’t even say
The sounds that make up the music of my name?

How am I supposed to move on
When everything still looks the same?

I’ve bid farewell to the vows we’ll never take
And I’ve said goodbye to the children we’ll never make

Yet I will wait for you indefinitely
And like a dream that’s blown apart
I will wait for you
At the bottom of my heart

Published inPoetry

4 Comments

  1. Great! Ek hou van

    I fell in love with the beauty in the bridges
    And the richness of the ridges
    Connecting you to me

  2. Ilva Pieterse Ilva Pieterse

    Baie dankie vir die lees en die feedback :)

  3. I can’t stop reading your poetry. It’s so beautiful. Great inspiration.

    becoming-cynical.blogspot.com

    My writing:)

    • Ilva Pieterse Ilva Pieterse

      Thank you, Helena – I will have a look! :)

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