Sometimes it’s hard see a situation clearly when you are in the middle of living it. I’ve lived enough years to know heartache isn’t something we can escape. We all go through it and sometimes it threatens to rip our world apart. Sometimes it sends us spiraling emotionally out of control.

We will grasp for anyone to listen and hope fervently that someone will say something to slap us out of our downward descent into utter despair.  Finding our way out of grief and heartache is a process that takes time, hope, faith and lots of support from friends.

If we can’t avoid heartache it is my hope that once on the other side of grief we find gratefulness. There is beauty found in our ability to love deeply enough to experience the pain of a broken heart.


When I was young I cracked my crystal ball
Broke a few mirrors, and set fire to my fortunes told
Or I would have known to avoid you.

Since then I have tossed a few pennies down the stairwell
Scared I would never be scared enough
To avoid finding someone like you.

Cascading thoughts taking me on a ride to nowhere
Taking risks making mistakes making me beautifully strong
But not strong enough to avoid you.

Crying tears of anguish only I can feel
Sitting alone again hurting and wishing
I had avoided the likes of you

Then looking back I hear echoes of laughter
I see hands clasped tight, eyes locked secure
Now that you’re gone your warmth seems like just a myth
I sit here finding myself missing you and glad
I didn’t avoid someone as beautiful as you


A.R. at StarvingActivist.com
Bill at BillFriday.com
Cyn at Cynk.wordpress.com
David at TooFullToWrite.com
Dean at DeanKealy.design
Echo at trueecho22.wordpress.com
Erica at TheBrokenSpine.net
Jessie at BehindTheWillows.com
Jesska at NotThrowingStones.today
Julie at JulieBurton.blog
Matt at TheMatticusKingdom.com
Namy at NamySaysSo.com
Nessa at vanessence.wordpress.com
Owen at NoTalentForCertainty.com
Paula at TheTemenosJournal.com
Ra at Rarasaur.com
Revis at RevisEdgewater.wordpress.com
Robert at FreshOffThePadPoetry.wordpress.com
Shree at Artful-Scribe.com
Symanntha at FailingAtHaiku.wordpress.com
Sahara at CreoSomnium.org
Renee at ReneeRobbinsWrites.com
Kay at SuddenlyTheyAllDied.com
Kim at DrunkOnLifeBlog.com
Lillian at HumanInRecovery.wordpress.com
Liz at CatsAndChocolate.com
Lori at LoriStory.wordpress.com
Julia at AberrantCrochet.com
Gwenlynn at JustALittleBitSweet.com
Breanna at BooksHooksAndYarn.wordpress.com
Carolyn at InfinityCoaching.net
Barbara at teleportingweena.wordpress.com
Hope at HopesThoughts.blog
Nutty at SpokenLikeATrueNut.wordpress.com
Rebecca at MommyQuits.wordpress.com
Quixie at QuixiesMindPalace.wordpress.com


6 thoughts on “IF I HAD KNOWN

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s