by Matt Carroll   Feb 5, 2018

A vase of roses sits upon my table
I just can't bear to touch or toss
Such a cold and cruel reminder
Of a not-so-distant, painful loss

A pile of your things sit idle in my hall
That reduces me to sobbing tears
I still can't believe you'd go like that
Bringing to life my deepest fears

A bed I can't sleep in sits empty in my room
Remains untouched since last we laid there
Were the feelings you shared all hollow
How am I supposed to believe you care

A crippling silence haunts these rooms
In place of love and laughter dearly missed
I wish I'd known that last I held you
Could be the last time we'd have kissed

A vase of roses sits upon my table
I just can't bear to break or throw away
My love for you and yours remains
As does my hope you'll come home to stay


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  • 2 years ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Oh that feeling Matt! This is so relatable and beautifully expressed :-) x

  • 2 years ago

    by Ren

    Heart-wrenchingly beautiful

  • 2 years ago

    by Ya----Na

    Lost love can throw us in darkness but as long as there is hope we shouldn't fear.

    Very beautifully written. Matt

  • 2 years ago

    by Ocean Chant

    i'm trembling so much since the 1st quatrain and each and every word following really stung. Quite a beautiful yet dangerous writing to be around. I appreciated it.

  • 2 years ago

    by Trisha Harris

    So touching. Thank you for sharing. I would love your feedback one of mine. ????

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