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The Cycles of Companionship.

By Tommy BallardPublished 17 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - November 2023
In The Clouds.

Of course I've moved on.

You have too, right?

I don't want to speak to you any more.

I wish you would call sometime.

What did I ever do that was so terrible?

I've come to find you so despicable.

I hate who you are, your friends and what you have.

I miss when it was just me and you that rang out all those laughs.

If I was more like them and less like me would we still be close?

Was there ever really care for me if that's the way it goes?

A reminder that I'm still alive.

The joy of holding love in my palm.

The cruelty to feel it's fingers slip away from mine.

What a beautiful thing to experience such morose and joys.

Or maybe that's just what I tell myself on those frozen lonely nights.

But of course I've moved on, you have too, right?

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About the Creator

Tommy Ballard

I'm a professional writer, a poet, a digital artist and an amateur musician. In my free time, I can often be found pondering magnets, breaking and entering random homes to steal locks of human hair and throwing car batteries into the ocean.

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  • Vicki Trusselli 14 days ago


  • Naveed14 days ago

    Congratulations on achieving top story status!

  • Bagwasi Dennis14 days ago

    The repetition of questioning whether both have truly moved on adds a poignant touch to the emotional narrative. Well-crafted and deeply expressive.👏

  • I am a looper. This resounded with aching familiarity. Congrats on the top story. I've happily subscribed

  • Kulshum Khatoon15 days ago

    Absolutely captivated by the raw emotions and the ebb and flow of companionship in 'Looped.' Your words are like a poignant dance between love and loss. Congratulations on Top Story! Thanks a ton for sharing this masterpiece with us; it's a journey we've all felt but couldn't express so beautifully. 🙌

  • Charting of emotion so beautifully done. Congratulations on Top story 🤍

  • Mr Ahsan15 days ago

    Brilliant telling congrats on top

  • very well written, great top story!

  • Gerald Holmes15 days ago

    Excellent work! Made me think of a quote, "It's better to have loved and lost, then to never have loved at all." Congrats on the Top Story!

  • Really appreciating all of the comments here and it means a lot to have been awarded top story. I'd just like to point out as an aside that one of my other creative pursuits is creating glitch art, such as the featured image for this piece, if you enjoy it you can find much more glitch art creations of mine regularly posted at my Instagram, @DigitalNightcrawler

  • Kendall Defoe 15 days ago

    I think you have nailed something here... We want closure to be open and other lives to be aware of our own...no matter what happens. Great TS! 🏅

  • Lana V Lynx15 days ago

    Great loop here, and an eternal relationship dilemma: to move on or not, and if yes, how?

  • Moe Radosevich15 days ago

    moving on can be as hard as not doing so, nice writing, and congrats on too story, very worthy, worthy of a subscription as well 😊😊

  • Oh wow my first top story, awesome!

  • Margaret Brennan15 days ago

    oh, congratulations on TS

  • Margaret Brennan15 days ago

    Exactly! It was in July of 1977. And yes, I finally moved on. Took me years but I made it.

  • Paul Stewart15 days ago

    Wow...so incredibly relatable! Beautifully writte. You have a new subscriber. Also congrats on Top Story!

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