Discordant Notes - Poem by Anita Atina
Why is it that we remain tied down in pain
To relationships that have turned cancerous
Is breaking away so difficult
Does fear keep the choice at bay?
Fear of loneliness, what will the neighbours say?
A child’s innocence that you shield from pain
Drifted apart spiritually
But caged in the same home
Attacking each other at the slightest provocation
Scraping a bloody sore, doesn’t change a thing, only deepens the pain
Tried counseling, staying apart, and coming back again
To the same refrain, so what’s to gain?
Accepting that we are different
Not bad people, but may be unsuitable for each other
Even though we fell in love, ages ago
Our differences haven’t melted away, but come to the fore
We are two prongs of a tuning fork
Vibrating at different frequencies
Even if we hit the same base over and over again
We won’t sound the same
These discordant notes
Aren’t going to change
Is breaking away a new beginning
Or just a one way ticket
That sets you free from one cage
Into another lonelier place?
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