Crossing Burning Bridges

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I wrote this poem to capture the emotions of a troubled man who finds himself in an on again, off again situation with a woman he loves. The problem lies in the fact that the tumultuous nature of this relationship is unhealthy and he knows it. But he still finds himself coming back to her. But why? Is it about true love or finding a since of comfort? Can you love someone and that person still not be the RIGHT one for you? Here is an excerpt from my poem titled, ‘Crossing Burning Bridges’. Click on the link following the excerpt to watch the video I’ve put together of me doing the audio version of the full poem:

 

Bitter sweet describes the us we once were in relation to who we are now.

Lovers turned enemy, turned lovers and back again.

Why? Back again… we find ourselves lost in a whirlwind of love, passion and contradiction. 

We’re conflicted…

every time we make the mistake of making another mistake.

It’s the temptation we can’t resist. Or something deeper?

That’s impossible even…

For if it was, there would be no you and me…

rather it’d be we…and us…

Instead we’re separated by distrust.

Our flawed perceptions familiarized.

Patience no longer a must.

Disgracefully…our love has failed to penetrate shallow lies…

Breakdowns in communication cause the relationship to desensitize…

Yet we both seek something definite…

with one another remains to be seen.

I’ve grown tired of the same ole scene.

Still we continue…persistent on crossing bridges we’ve burned in the heat of our hatred but in honor of our love…

Or lust. Or jealous presumptions…

But maybe that’s where in lies the conundrum?

Crossing the same bridges in fear of building others.

I think we need to let it go…

Here is a link to the video that I put together of me doing the audio of the full poem to a musical/visual backdrop: https://youtu.be/2YnA-95r4lE

Let me know what you think about the video, and feel free to share!

Anyone else ever been in a similar situation? If so, please feel free to share your story in the comments section below!

One thought on “Crossing Burning Bridges”

  1. Great poem. I have not been in exactly that situation but can definitely empathise with having experienced a lot of those feelings. Haven’t we all, near enough had our hearts broken at some point and still kept on feeling the love.

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