Hurt (happy when I see you). A poem.

I hurt when I see you,
a mad combination of anger and pride.
Selfish and shallow,
Tear-filled and callow.
So glad you’re doing well;
I know you wallowed for awhile,
as indeterminate as I.
Now, you’re bouncing,
a supercharged rubber ball,
denying the laws of physics.

I’m happy when I see you,
but know I see right through you.
Liquid transparency in our eyes,
like life and death combined.
Memories fade but the rearview
ghosts will always stay the same.
I’m glad you made your way
and left me wandering
in front of headlights,
a deer awaiting the next
bull bar and asphalt kiss.

I hurt, but I’m happy when I see you.

Maybe you do, too.

The All or the Nothing

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Published by stevestillstanding

I’m a writer who loves tabletop role playing games, poetry and (you guessed it) writing. Occasionally I have something to say...

11 thoughts on “Hurt (happy when I see you). A poem.

  1. I’ve only read one post and I’m already in love with your poetic soul and your stream of consciousness writing. So beautiful. Thank you for putting your authentic self out there for us to celebrate. If you get a chance I would love it if you checked my blog out, I feel that it would resonate with you! Looking forward to reading more!💕

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      1. Thanks, but depression isn’t that easy to get over. I’ve lived with this illness for most of my long life, and anyone who suffers mental illness will tell you it’s not something you just ‘come out of soon’. I use a combination of work, exercise and my writing to manage my illness, as I’d rather not be a zombie on meds (been there, done that). Anyway, I appreciate your words of support. Take care 😊

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      2. I’m happy to hear that you’re working on it by indulging and keeping yourself busy with your work, exercise and writings. Some people simply give up hope and I am glad to know that you are surely an exception. If you need any assistance or help, or just a casual talk, mail me at . You too take care. Always look for the good in things. Wishing you all the happiness and love.

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