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The Toast

by Lena Borondia about a month ago in heartbreak
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A poem by Lena. Form created along the way.

Author's Note: The following is the second poem in my self-challenge to write a poem a day. Click here for the first poem in this challenge. Thank you for reading and wish me luck to keep the pace ❤


Raise your glass

And say a prayer

At a loss for words

This moment will not pass


Hold your tongue

Take a deep breath

Your heart beating fast

No, this moment won't end


Keep the tears

And still your heart

Breaking into shards

You know will never mend


The best man

You try to be

Always the last man

She looks to in the end


Still you try

And you hold fast

To the hope inside

While love leaves you broken



You gave to her

Nothing was enough

Though you try to pretend


Walk away

Learn to let go

She will walk her path

Find your own way and mend.


Raise your glass

And say a prayer

You will find the words

And this moment will pass.


Copyright Lena Folkert 2022

Originally published on Medium


Copyright Lena Folkert 2022


About the author

Lena Borondia

Alaskan Grown Freelance Writer 🤍 Lover of Prose

Former Deckhand & Barista 🤍 Always a Pleaser & Eggshell-Walker

Lifelong Animal Lover & Whisperer 🤍 Ever the Student & Seeker

Traveler 🤍 Dreamer 🤍 Wanderer

Happily Lost 🤍 Luckily in Love

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  • Cendrine Marrouatabout a month ago

    That was a great piece!

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Heartbreaking and powerful!!💖💕

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    OMG this line! It was so relatable! Keep the tears And still your heart Breaking into shards You know will never mend

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