Nights Lived To Regret.

Hey, you guys!

After days of slacking off on writing, I decided to write a proper poem today. This one is about two different phases we go through when we decide we want to move on; one is about stepping back and taking longer to heal, and the other is about letting go even if it hurts because that is what will help us heal. Both of them are very valid ways to move on from the past, and I thought this would make a great poem.

Happy reading! Xx


In scrawling letters I write
Words of love I’ll never say,
Kept buried under floorboards
Of a house kept hidden away
In memories we set on fire,
Lit the match, then walked away,
Another night I lived to regret,
Another secret, another day.

I’ve been running down roads
That never cease to end,
Been running ’round circles
At the same old bends,

And I fall short of breath,
Mere inches from death,
Falling through the same cracks
That left me for dead–

I’m running
Back to the house we ruined,
I’m hoping
There’s something left of you–
I’m not ready to let go yet,
Another night I lived to regret.

In broken mirrors and cracks,
Promises and goodbyes,
I never knew back then
To run from all your lies,
In the ashes we stand,
We walked into the fire,
Nothing remained of us,
Not much left behind;

I’ve been running down roads
That took me nowhere,
Searching for clues
That were never there,

And I fall short of breath,
Mere inches from death,
Falling through the same cracks
That left me for dead–

Now I’m crying
In that house we ruined,
I couldn’t find
Anything left of you;
I wasn’t ready to let go yet,
But no more nights I’ll spend in regret.

~© Shubhangi Srinivasan.


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