“I’ll always love you.”
“We will be friends forever.”
Ex-lover’s ‘true’ lies.
I call them ‘true lies’ because I think we really believe these words when we hear them, or really mean them if we say them.
We want to always be friends, and hold that special time and feeling safe and unmarred forever. We believe that we can accept a break up, or uncoupling with dignity and good feelings, and that the once loved story can be preserved.
But, that rarely happens, right? Rarely, and not never. But not often either.
The pain of rejection, the deep loss and emptiness left in the wake of splitting is often too much. We barely can catch our breath and keep down our lunches at that time, let alone chatting casually with our ‘former’ about their new love or happinesses.
And sometimes despite the broken promises, it is better. We are better off than we feel. We need to take the lessons learned and move on, and try to keep the good memories as markers of what was good, and the problems as guides the next time we find a real keeper.
Missed Connections are filled with good, bad, and lovingly-lieful-haiku. Did you write one? Did you find one? Before you say, think, or do anything, email the link to Lovelorn Poets. We’ll preserve those beautifully terrible words uttered with the best of intentions for all eternity.