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And I Will See That It Is True

A Poem By Kelsey Syble

By Kelsey SyblePublished 8 months ago Updated 7 months ago 1 min read
Runner-Up in the Short and Sweet Challenge
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"You will not know true love till you love you," a man says as I wait for my ride.

I do not say a word for I know this is the last time.

When the taxi goes away, the pink sky is kind.

I lean my head back as far as I can to take it all in.

Who ever knew that love over self was a sin?

But I ask this too much.

I hold my dog as if she can heal me.

I hold her paw and cry into the void.

So we move away to be free.

Ally upon ally file into my life.

I tell them of my pain.

Some of them care,

some of them stay.

I go out when it is dark

to sway to a love song I do not get.

I make nice with a few city men.

But they do not help.

I fear that a part of me has died,

but I hope that time will heal it.

I hope that one day I will find

that I am not in dire need or want

to be held.

It will take time, but I will be okay.

I will be bold and free.

And then you will show up.

You will care for my soul

more than my body.

And I will get that love song.

And I will see that it is true:

I love me. Now I can love you.

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About the Creator

Kelsey Syble

A Southern-born-and-raised writer now navigating life in NYC.

📸 🎥 @kelseysyble

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  • Teresa Renton7 months ago

    The story of your poem hooked me in 😍

  • Mackenzie Davis7 months ago

    Wow. This is so compelling, so utterly beautiful. You mastered the challenge, imho. “I will be bold and free. And then you will show up. You will care for my soul more than my body. And I will get that love song. And I will see that it is true: I love me. Now I can love you.” The italics make it. The rhythm of it is stuck in my head. Well done, you! Congratulations!! This is my favorite of the winners. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Poppy 7 months ago

    This is an absolutely stunning poem. Congrats on runner-up

  • Dana Crandell7 months ago

    Beautifully written. Congratulations!

  • Marilyn Glover7 months ago

    Beautiful work, Kelsey, congratulations! 🌹

  • Babs Iverson7 months ago

    Well done!!!

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