The Seven Stages Of You
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The Seven Stages Of You

by sydneybrown

Shock

My mind was silent (I valued that later), Fathoming words to say, it wasn't happening I felt so impertinent Apathy protected me in that moment (I wish it did forever)

Denial

You couldn't have done this (I thought) Chanting over and over "No, no, no! It's... Not true... Not true." (It was)

Bargaining

If I fixed my hair ( you would love me) It would be as if The secret of over there Would be kept from here (between us)

Guilt

I shouldn't be sorry (of course I should) This disorganized knot Figuratively was me, but literally It was you (I couldn't see)

Anger

It's torture (It = you) I feel it burning inside of me A vengeance so pure I thought it would eat me alive (you did)

Depression

If I died today (I say because I long) It wouldn't be so bad At least I could say You don't matter anymore (But you do)

Acceptance

My blood was on your hands (my heart) You said you were awful It's honest, you were and I was okay with it (I shouldn't have been)

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pennySilver CommaI live for life
8 months agoReply
I lovee thisss

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
8 months agoReply
This was beautifully worded. I loved the point then parenthetical counterpoint. The metaphor of the 7 stages of grief for a "love" relationship was priceless. I loved it. Great poem!!! BTW Keep on writing.