"I understand my misery, I just ended a relationship but you, why these tears? why are you sad? I mean you never even dated! It can't be that bad."
The questions leave WhatMightHaveBeen perplexed and she looks up from her pillow at her friend AtLeastWeTried and says,
"why do you compare your loss to mine?
is this a competition to measure one's pain?
why do you feel that my sadness has no right?
don't you understand that at least you can walk away
knowing that you had a chance to exist
but that now when you kiss it doesn't feel right
and the silence between words is uncomfortable
and some things have to end in order for new ones to begin
that yes you do love the person but are no longer in love
and it's hard to imagine that forever finally came with today
and sometimes we are meant to love more than one person
and it's breaking your heart to let go but you know there is someone
else out there who deserves the other more
you can find some peace of mind in this
and pack up your dreams
pack up your gifts
the letters you wrote to each other
and the photographs that will never lie
and yes your baggage will be heavy
but on those days when you are sad
you'll have memories to revisit
and the touch of love never fades they say
the depths of gratitude go far beyond
the price you have to pay
my baggage is heavy too
but it's full of all the things we didn't do
and empty moments also weigh a lot
and yes I am strong but not when it comes to the heart
and it's difficult to carry all the days we never shared
our first kiss
waking up together
our first fight
sharing an umbrella when it rains
"I love you too"
and the kiss that follows that
these things scream at me and on a bad day I can't find some peace
so don't tell me that it wasn't love
or that my heart wasn't broken
that my feelings aren't justified
please just hold me in your arms and tell me that we'll be alright
we end up in the same place
but can't you see that yours was a more colorful ride
and mine was more like black & white
we both lost, have some compassion
try to remember that i don't have many tokens to reminisce on
and the largest one i do have is Why "