Spoken Word Poetry – HAPPINESS IN MY OWN HANDS (Poem about misguided love)


I realized I’d been putting my happiness in
the hands of someone else… But through her eyes, I’m dangerous. She had to look after herself. She always kept a distance between us, and
not just physically, Intellectually I was ignorant to how she felt
emotionally. In my heart, it says that she’s the one that
got away, In my head, the truth is I know why she couldn’t
stay. The calls between us became less often, and
less was often spoken, When I talked about our future, she thought
I must be joking. But that’s what I truly believed, I put all
my eggs in that basket. Yet a question remained unspoken, and then
I finally asked it. Do you love me? Do you see me as the one? The silence was deafening. Motionless, I was stunned. It’s amazing the pain that silence can deliver
from miles away via phoneline, It’s amazing the pain just won’t go away. Tomorrow, I pray for sunshine. I realised I’d been putting my happiness in
the hands of someone else… Now I understand that to be a man, I have
to look after myself.

2 thoughts on “Spoken Word Poetry – HAPPINESS IN MY OWN HANDS (Poem about misguided love)

  1. "When I talked about our future she though I must be joking." I loved that line. The stanza that followed it was on point as well. Well done man, keep writing great stuff like this.

  2. Spoken Word Poetry – Happiness In My Own Hands

    Short spoken poem about understanding that loving the wrong person will never bring you happiness… And also that loving yourself first is the most important thing…

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