As we make this transition
From coupledom to singlehood
All I can bring to mind
Are the bad times and not the good
What is it that happened to us?
How did we grow apart?
Or was it never meant to be
Right from the very start?
We made an effort
To make the relationship work
But stressful situations
In us brought out the very worst
The problems seemed to exist
Much longer than I’d like
But I think we kept persisting
And living in denial
Now we take life’s journey
On completely separate paths
Scary as it may seem
Trying to not hold on to the past
I wish you well on your ride
And hope you move ahead
And if you ever think of me
Please don’t hold contempt
I do think this is for the best
Despite being terrified
That now I continue my life
Without you by my side
***This has been written for One Single Impression Prompt 213***
Until next time,


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  • theconjecturegirl
    25 March 2012 at 6:04 am

    Bitter-sweet & beautiful.

    The prompt series seems interesting.. Hopping over & watching out for more.

    • Psych Babbler™
      26 March 2012 at 8:42 am

      Thanks CG…I think it’s my way of coping currently. The prompts are good…I’ve done a few of theirs.

  • Harshad mehta
    25 March 2012 at 6:45 am

    Very graceful acceptance of life as it is and graceful goodbye too.
    I specially liked
    “And if you ever think of me
    Please don’t hold contempt
    I do think this is for the best”

    It touched.

    • Psych Babbler™
      26 March 2012 at 8:57 am

      Thanks Harshad…I don’t know if I’ve completely accepted it as yet but it’s a way of trying to move on…glad it had an impact though.

  • A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart!
    25 March 2012 at 7:11 am

    Hi, A very meaningful poem… the last 2 line were esp touching.

    Btw, U have been tagged as a ‘Versatile Blogger’. Pls visit my blog wen u find time. tc.

    • Psych Babbler™
      26 March 2012 at 8:58 am

      Thanks Restless…for the comment about the poem and the award…

  • Michael Horvath
    25 March 2012 at 2:58 pm

    This is the exact definition of my former marriage.

    • Psych Babbler™
      26 March 2012 at 8:58 am

      So you know what I mean Michael…it’s hard and scary but sometimes, I guess you just realise that’s a path you’ve got to take.

  • My Era
    25 March 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I am actually in this transition phase.
    Beautifully written!!

    • Psych Babbler™
      26 March 2012 at 8:59 am

      Just been in it for a week now ME…it hasn’t yet completely sunk in for me but it will soon and I’m trying small ways to cope. Work keeps me busy and happy though. Touchwood. Thanks for the comment…

  • Gangu
    26 March 2012 at 11:11 am

    Beautiful and poignant, PB. Hang in there.

    • Psych Babbler™
      27 March 2012 at 6:47 am

      Thanks Gangu…trying my best… 🙂

  • Mariya Koleva
    27 March 2012 at 7:32 am

    Well, you tried, at least. Life goes on for you,too. I believe remembering the worst moments is better from a therapeutic point of view, as that gives courage to move forward and look for new hope.
    Best, M.

    • Psych Babbler™
      27 March 2012 at 7:41 am

      Welcome here Mariya! Thanks for the lovely comment…I know what you mean in that it helps by remembering the worst. I too am hoping it will eventually help me move on. Thank you again.

  • Srinidhi
    29 March 2012 at 3:47 am

    So beautiful. Its like its written for me. I completely relate!

    Loved it Psych Babbler 🙂

    • Psych Babbler™
      29 March 2012 at 8:35 am

      Thanks Nids! You going through a transition like this too? Hope all is well…

  • Purpleclouds
    29 March 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Nice one 🙂

    • Psych Babbler™
      6 April 2012 at 5:21 am

      Welcome here Purpleclouds and thanks! 🙂