Nsisong Bassey


The Relapse - Poem by Nsisong Bassey

I was over you,
I had learnt to cook meals for one
To hold my own umbrella under the sun,
To finish my drink alone.

I was over you
My heart no longer skipped a beat
When I walked past your seat
I now kept the bed so neat.

I was past the pain
The dull ache didnt hurt again
I could laugh a little, shun the strain
Forget the lovely times we had

I was healed at last
Gone was the longing and the angst
Buried was the anger that I housed
I was free

Until you
Called
Now my walls fall
All my defences destroyed
Again.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Breaking up is hard.

Comments about The Relapse by Nsisong Bassey

  • (8/21/2012 2:22:00 PM)


    I love this poem cause it rings so true (Report) Reply

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  • (8/11/2012 12:10:00 PM)


    We are so vulnerable to some specific forces...only one call and decisions change. well put. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 11, 2012



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