Tangled Roots

I found myself looking for validation in you

Solely basing my self worth on your opinion

And you are in no way to blame for that

I craved the confidence I felt

While standing by your side

Or more like clinging to your shoulders

You were quite right to leave

You had the courage to step back

To look at the mess we were weaving

Untangle our roots

And we grew

It was not easy but we found ways

To anchor ourselves to the soil alone

I do not know who we would have blossomed into

Had we continued tending to our garden

But thank you for pushing us

To bask in the sunlight

And bathe in rain showers on our own

SWD 02/2018

Updated 02/2020

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadah says:

    This is nice.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Written with such emotion! Wonderfully penned! I found myself in the lines as I read this piece. I went through a horrible break up with my ex-fiance’ closing in on 4 years now.
    I got over him real quick, is that the relationship was a toxic one. I don’t miss him anymore, but after reading this… All those emotions and thoughts came rushing back to me. Very well done!

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  3. This was so beautiful, I really felt the emotions with this šŸ’›

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  4. šŸŒ»šŸŒ¤

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  5. Truly moving, heartfelt, inspiring…

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