Poem about relationships: Chalk

September 2, 2021

Collage by Alex Sonmez with image by Albrecht Fietz from Pixabay

Alex Sonmez explores self-love, loss and heartache

CHALK
I let you go
But I never let go of your soul
You ran out of things to say
But you never ran out of hope
You held me close. I ran

You walked, talked and drew my face
with tiny pieces of chalk
I let you go but only because I had to
I wanted you to see yourself
The way I saw you

Your life was filled with sadness
I went out to buy happiness for you
But you didn’t accept it
You gave my mistakes a purpose
You didn’t think it would happen

But it happened.

There are pieces of us in your room
You can’t seem to leave
You choose to live with the memories
You choose to live
With me

Alex is currently studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Kent and hopes to be a journalist someday. He continues to work with Exposure, sharing his thoughts and feelings about the world.

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