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Lesser Expectations

by D'Shan Berry 4 months ago in heartbreak
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A poem about singleness

Lesser Expectations
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Lesser Expectations

I have become Miss Havisham,

Stood up by life itself.

Caged by the corners of my past,

My heart sits on a shelf.

In the still, there's a loneliness,

An ache always around.

A hollow place inside my chest

Is where the pain resounds.

I yearn, sometimes, for affection

Too absent from my world.

I long to have another's arms

About me, gently curled.

'Tis only human I should miss

Connection of this kind.

Like solitary confinement,

It messes with one's mind.

I have my family and some friends

To help to ease the pain

Though they love me the best they can,

It often seems in vain.

It's like I'm lacking a receiver;

I guess I just don't fit.

The sidelines of relationships

Are where I'm called to sit.

Though never chosen for romance,

I'm more or less content.

Encouraging others love has found

Is still a life well spent.


About the author

D'Shan Berry

I love words. I love art. I love Jesus.

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  • Heidi4 months ago

    Well done!

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