What’s Left Over

No doubt,
I wasn’t right
For you…

Not a good fit

You say.

Too many complications…

Too many distractions…

Too much chance,

For failure…

So you say.


I guess

We will just assume.

And as a result,

We must also agree,

On the aftermath.

For you…

Just another chance,
To move on,

No damage done.

For me…


It’s slightly different.

Without you,
Without your touch,

Without your


I’m gutted.

Sorry to be
So visual,
So direct,

But that now,

My past dream,

Is the unmistakable,

Undeniable wreckage,
Left in my hands,

And what remains

Of my heart.


I guess,
That’s my problem,
Not yours.

What’s left for you,
Is a new horizon,
And a chance to start,

Not so me.

Just emptiness,
And yet another
Squandered investment
Of my heart…

Another squandered investment,
Of me.

Isn’t it,
How outlook
Can be so different?

For one,
A chance to move on…

For another

That’s the difference


What’s left over.

Ā© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

Categories Poetry

10 thoughts on “What’s Left Over

  1. This is heartfelt and poignant! Loved it!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. So glad you did! Really appreciate your thoughts!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Emptiness, squandered, aftermath .. (((Bill))) Your story needs a happy ending! Pain can not rule the day! No.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You are so right… but sometimes… the minority of my writing time, I feel the need to explore the other side of relationships. Don’t worry, I won’t dwell there too long. šŸ˜ƒ.

      As always, I so much appreciate your comments!!

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      1. So glad to hear this! Understood. Yes, don’t dwell there too long, emotions can be such tender traps. Happy thoughts Bill!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Thanks Myth!! Have a wonderful evening!!


      3. Oh you bet! You as well. You have a wonderful following Bill, that is awesome!

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Know that your support is so meaningful to me. Thank you!! šŸ™‚


  3. Dominica Bolden May 30, 2018 — 9:13 pm

    I really appreciate this. It speaks volumes about how differently people experience things.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. So much appreciate your thoughts and interest in my work!

      Liked by 1 person

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