“What hurts you now, will be gone soon”

This I just wrote for fun as a little group exercise by The Daily Post.

Rule: Today, write about any topic you feel like — but you must reuse your opening line (at least) two more times in the course of your post.

Time taken: 30mins approx.

“What hurts you now, will be gone soon”
You told me to cease crying and walked away…
Drenched in my own tears, I stood watching you leave
Grappling for words to make you stay.
But walk out, you did.

Don’t remember how long I was drowned in grief
Nothing I touched, felt anything anymore.
Nothing stirred in me but endless questions
Each night, I wondered what went so wrong…
Then, the tears left me.

One morning, tired of myself I strolled down the park
Kids playing, people chatting. Suddenly I wasn’t so Maroon.
Unaffected of the memory, your words rang in my ears,
“What hurts you now, will be gone soon”
And gone it was.

Alleviated, I got up from the bench to return home
How I had feared this healing will never come to me.
I overheard two friends talking; their jokes had me chuckle
Startled, they looked at me, then waved back laughing.
This! – I had missed.

Outside my door, waited a stack of bags & a man I knew
He told me how he was cheated and I listened, immune.
I put a hand on his shoulder, smiled and said, “Don’t you worry –
What hurts you now, will be gone soon”
So move on, I did.


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