I Got to Leave

Music Prompt #17: “100x” by Tegan and Sara #musichallenge #music #amwriting
Mindlovemisery prompt by mandibelle16

 

isn’t it funny how we got lost in love
isn’t it funny that two became one
cause it isn’t meant to be that way
isn’t meant to give yourself away
isn’t meant to stray so far
I mean it’s just not par
for the course of true love…
So here I am about to leave
as you gently tug my sleeve
let me be, let me be,
can’t you see I grieve
for the loss of me.
I don’t know who I am
what I want or where to go
I only know I’ve lost my way
too tired to play
this game of make believe.
I got to leave. I got to leave.

 

20 thoughts on “I Got to Leave

  1. I love that this poem starts off feeling like a game is being played but in the end speaker states, she’s “too tired to play / this game of make believe.” It’s that sudden realization that relationships and life are hard and not easy. Thanks for participating!

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  2. love the questioning repeats and the way the rhymes do not intrude – glad you linked this one up as Valentine’s approaches 🙂

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  3. That sudden awareness of “what have I got myself into?” immediately come to mind as one reads this great poem confronting ones previous actions and wondering what to do about it. Don’t think I ever felt that way as I was always grateful for the attention!

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  4. Wow, Debi, these lines really got to me:
    ‘So here I am about to leave
    as you gently tug my sleeve
    let me be, let me be,
    can’t you see I grieve
    for the loss of me’.
    A break-up poem for Valentine’s day.

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  5. I only know I’ve lost my way
    too tired to play
    this game of make believe.

    Get a new foursome and you can still play your own game! Golfers play against themselves so said the Pro. So it shouldn’t be a problem, debi!

    Hank

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  6. “I only know I’ve lost my way
    too tired to play
    this game of make believe.
    I got to leave. I got to leave.”
    Makes me remember those days, I hope they never return. But the time we experienced it I actually was glad it came. I’d played make believe for quite some time, I’ll never know about her. I didn’t stop loving her when she left, but it wasn’t a romantic love. I glad when she moved away and felt such a relief when her fourth marriage seems to work. It’s a responsibility feeling that remains for a guy, in a way he sort of got her into it, even though back then she literally crawls all over him to get it started.
    Nice read, Debi.
    ..

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