Go



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Go

Don’t look back

You, no need to see the years walked away

I can’t hold back the tears that beg you stay

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Go

Don’t look back

I’ll still be without you when it’s said and done

I’ll have lost another battle, because you won

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Go

Don’t look back

My life never the same now that you are gone

Embarrassed to be left here, just hanging on

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Go

Don’t look back

Don’t say another word in that tragic tone

Don’t worry about me, I will be okay alone

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Go

Don’t look back

Losing you has been the heart’s greatest blow

But I cannot afford to let those feelings show

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Go

Don’t look back

No joy can be found in what you may see

Though I still stand there, I am barely me

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Go

Don’t look back

This is where the only bridge has been burned

This is where loving lessons hurtful learned

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Comments
21 Responses to “Go”
  1. beth says:

    this really cuts to the heart –

  2. So eloquently stated, but my heart hurts reading those words.

  3. Brad, this is beautifully written. Heartbreaking? Yes. The most heartbreaking poem Ive read lately. And I read quite a few. ❤️🌹

  4. Jim Borden says:

    so is it true that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all?

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    I feel for you, brother, if this is personal. You’ve captured what millions have felt.

  6. yassy says:

    Made me cry, Brad. It’s like a cry from the heart but I hope it’s only a poem that has been written so exceptionally well that the words seem so real.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you Yassy! It is not about a specific event or person, but I am sure we have all felt this at some time in our lives. I appreciate your kind words and support!

  7. Although most comments concur that it is heartbreaking, I think there is a certain freedom to be found, like in the fact that the elbow does not bend outward, it is not a limitation but a guarantee, a koan and not a metaphor, a problem and not a solution…lovely verses my friend,
    F.

  8. kristianw84 says:

    Those brought tears to my eyes. There you go, tugging on those heartstrings. ❤

  9. kristianw84 says:

    That’s supposed to say “This,” not “Those.”

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