You Walked Away

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You walked away. I remember the first time you walked toward me. We sat at what would become our table. You with your beer. Me, with my sweet tea. Two people sharing stories. Connected by our fondness
of music and difficult things

Afterwards, you walked me home. Maybe if I hadn’t invited you in. Maybe if you hadn’t leaned in and kissed me, we might have just stayed friends, but I had to kiss you back. That’s when things really began the undressing, tongue to flesh, a bite to the lobe, hands everywhere. A hasty love, a good idea at the time

That was before promises were broken, before you became a liar. Before I knew I’d never be able to quell
your wanderlust spirit. Before I understood you only find peace in leaving things behind

God, we were stupid. We should have just stayed friends. We sat at our table, you held both my hands at arms length and told me some bullshit how I’m better off with someone else, someone who knows how to stay, how to build. Someone who knows my nurturing is not something to just put up with.

I watched as you got up from our table one last time,
You started to turn toward me but got distracted by
the street noise and the call of distant continents.
You walked away.
I remember the first time you walked toward me.

-Tosha Michelle

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82 thoughts on “You Walked Away

  1. Ouch! The reality of soooooo many relationships. That’s part of the reason I’m a firm believer that ‘falling in love’ is not ‘love’ and that love is a verb.
    Did this really happen to you?
    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Fabulous write! I canโ€™t imagine that anyone couldnโ€™t relate to this. For me a story with a bittersweet ending is a story thatโ€™s felt and remembered. Truly a wonderful bit of writing, as always! Have a lovely day! ~ Mia

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  3. I read this earlier, but didn’t reply immediately for three reasons.
    1) it wouldn’t let me like -AGAIN- so waited to see if it would change.
    2) I’ve been in discussions with a nut job who doesn’t like onion gravy, so was busy.
    3) I felt so sorry for you. The moment, of which you write so well, must have been horrific for you and I didn’t know who to verbalise how sorry I feel for you. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    4) you’re a damn good writer and should be made to wait for my comments. ๐Ÿ˜
    Seriously though: well done. Great write.

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  4. A beautiful and haunting quality to this write Tosha. I love the way you repeat at the end I remember the first time you walked toward me. It gives the impression of a repeated sense of failure, quite painful. The images you paint are always so vivid!

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  5. Elizabeth Helmich

    The walking towards, the walking away. Nearly all of us have this painful recollection, as you have beautifully penned here, and as felt so deeply by me. If only…the sad words of my weary heart.

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  6. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
    A gorgeous photo, a lovely Poem/prose combo & a beautiful YouTube video! Thanks, Tosha! ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค
    Remember: not all romance ends well; some end rather badly!
    Peace, love & a bit of romance to all,
    Sherrie
    Sherrie Miranda's historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel โ€œSecrets & Lies in El Salvadorโ€ is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can find it on YouTube under the same title. Or you can find a link on my blog posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค

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  7. Tosha, oh my, you look so young to be so wise! An old soul, perhaps?
    I would love to read one or both of your books!
    Peace,
    Sherrie
    Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel โ€œSecrets & Lies in El Salvadorโ€ is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

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