I rise above you

03 Aug

I rise above you and all the pain you gave

I turn my back on you there’s nothing left to save

I won’t turn around when I walk out the door

And as I walk away our love will be no more


Red sunsets come and go as days are passing by

Clouds just drift along there’s no more tears to cry

I hold my head up high towards the sky above

I stop and wonder if there was ever love


The painful memories and tears I tried to hide

That telling look you gave each time I knew you lied

Soon unhappy memories will simply fade away

I’m looking forward now to a brand new day


Walking along the road on such a different track

I have set my course now there’s no turning back

No matter what you do you can look everywhere

This love that used to be is  no longer there


Jeanie McBain for Gooseberry Garden week 7 – theme:  love and loss


Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Poetry


30 responses to “I rise above you

  1. becca givens

    August 3, 2011 at 4:39 am

    the last stanza speaks volumes to me … I have been there … it was one of the hardest moves I ever made … glad it is far behind me … although the memory rears its head on occasion!! thank you for sharing!!


    • Jeanie McBain

      August 3, 2011 at 8:48 am

      This was one of the hardest things I had ever done. It was when my first marriage ended after 23 years. Ten years later I met my husband and we have now been happily married for six years.


  2. charlesmashburn

    August 3, 2011 at 11:10 am

    So sad. Well written, but sad to see love die. I t reminds me of my poem, “A Thousand Angels Crying”. I think you’d enjoy that one.
    Good one Jeanie!


    • Jeanie McBain

      August 3, 2011 at 11:32 am

      Thank you Charles 🙂 I will take a look at that poem


  3. Jingle

    August 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    painful departure piece, well done.


  4. carefreewanderer

    August 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    For some reason, I like this very much.For me its a happy piece,a piece where you are departing from some place that you were one unhappy in and making your way in to new horizons.Need I say more? Absolutely adored it!


    • Jeanie McBain

      August 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you carefreewanderer for your kind comment. I am glad you like this poem 🙂


  5. hotshot bald cop

    August 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Great views on that!


  6. Daydreamertoo

    October 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    The hardest thing (I think) we humans ever have to do it learn how to let got. It hurts so much. Well done for rising above and finally meeting someone new to begin again. Lovely.


    • Jeanie McBain

      October 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      Hi Daydreamertoo Letting go is a hard thing to do especially after 23 years. I have moved on since those days thankfully and I am very happy in my 2nd marriage


  7. Kay Salady

    October 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    It’s oh so difficult to walk away from the pain inflicted by the one who doesn’t know how to love us. What a strong write! xoXox


    • Jeanie McBain

      October 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      Hi Kay Salady, yes it is very difficult to walk away. But it is good to know that once you make that step, a new life opens it’s doors to let you in and all your decisions from there are all yours 🙂


  8. tigerbrite

    October 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    So difficult to do and many don’t. They just go on suffering. Well put.


  9. Morning

    October 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    positive thoughts and imagery on loss and pain.

    well done.


  10. The Noiseless Cuckooclock

    October 4, 2011 at 12:24 am

    moving expression, looking forward to a new day, yeah, that’s a way to get over pain and love.

    best wishes!


  11. Andy

    October 4, 2011 at 3:15 am

    It’s sad when any relationship breaks down, but especially so for one with longevity like your first marriage.
    Thankfully, you were able to move past the pain & hurt and found love again.
    I wish you the very best today, tomorrow and always.

    Thanks for sharing & for the visit too. Much appreciated.

    Unchain My Heart


    • Jeanie McBain

      October 4, 2011 at 4:26 am

      Hello Andy, yes it was difficult but now I am glad that I finally made the decision. 😉


  12. Sarah Johnston

    October 4, 2011 at 3:31 am

    So strong your closing but you are right you can look everywhere and the love is not there


  13. chimnese

    October 4, 2011 at 10:14 am

    the ending pulled me in as it made me think of my own relationship at one time…..


  14. ghosterb

    October 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Very, very nice my friend, I love it a lot!


    • Jeanie McBain

      October 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you ghosterb I am grateful for your comment xx


  15. Shashi (@VerseEveryDay)

    October 5, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Dear Jeanie McBain

    I enjoyed this one. Its form the heart… and yes some times it really hard to let go…
    I liked your lines..

    ‘I hold my head up high towards the sky above
    I stop and wonder if there was ever love’

    Thanks for sharing and for joining in the Poetry Picnic … Look forward to your posts on “Friends, Relationships and every one around..” next week …

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya


    • Jeanie McBain

      October 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

      Hello Shashi, thank you for your comment. I am looking forward to next weeks poetry too. I love reading all the entries, there are some very talented poets out there 🙂


  16. chimnese

    October 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    • Jeanie McBain

      October 12, 2011 at 5:28 am

      Thank you chimnese. sorry for the delay in reply I have been busy with work and studying for my diploma xx



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