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ALREADY GONE | Blogging Univ. Writing 101. Day 17


This assignment was difficult because it’s a question I’ve always found oddly intrusive. Though I would’ve preferred to repost my true story Afraid To Live, Too Scared To Die I’d be forfeiting an opportunity to birth a new piece, in my voice, remaining true to my style of writing as requested. So here it goes…


Already Gone

I want to be the only one
Who causes your heart to seek the Son
Who gives your mind a race to run
Your soul untied, unknotted, undone 

I want to be pursued and chosen
Selected with care you pause and choose when 
Options attempt to cloud your decision 
but you hone in on me 
with laser precision 

Now I’m deliberately wanted
Closing the door on more
The only one you let in
Now intentionally spoken for

Intensely inclusive 
Never elusive 
Strictly exclusive but
Now your pensive

I’m afraid…

Afraid that which I fear the most
has already come
You’ve lost your appetite for me
Now craving some other one 

Your affection not far behind 
I’m reaching…grasping
While slipping your mind
Our love is now lacking

You’re changing
With sensitivity of sandpaper 
and tone now abrupt 
Insinuating its over
You’ve all but given up

You’ve become so controlling 
Watching my every move

You don’t care if I lose…. 

As long as I don’t lose interest in you

You do and say as you please
Keep treating me so wrong
They say long before they leave
They’re already gone 

Already gone
You’re here but you’ve left
that which I fear the most
My heart gone…

Your crime? 

Major theft 

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10 thoughts on “ALREADY GONE | Blogging Univ. Writing 101. Day 17 Leave a comment

    • Thank you so much Cheryl. I appreciate your reading and letting me know. That was a difficult time for sure…

      Thank you for speaking blessings over me. May He be with you as well.

      Glad you’re here,


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  1. Sister!!! This kind of writing inspires me to purchase a pocket sized leather journal again! I feel your words… I don’t think I realized I missed reading and writing on this level… sigh… one more thing on my summer goal list!

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