I rise above you

I rise above you and all the pain you gave

I turn my back on you there’s nothing left to save

I won’t turn around when I walk out the door

And as I walk away our love will be no more


Red sunsets come and go as days are passing by

Clouds just drift along there’s no more tears to cry

I hold my head up high towards the sky above

I stop and wonder if there was ever love


The painful memories and tears I tried to hide

That telling look you gave each time I knew you lied

Soon unhappy memories will simply fade away

I’m looking forward now to a brand new day


Walking along the road on such a different track

I have set my course now there’s no turning back

No matter what you do you can look everywhere

This love that used to be is  no longer there


Jeanie McBain for Gooseberry Garden week 7 – theme:  love and loss



  1. Dear Jeanie McBain

    I enjoyed this one. Its form the heart… and yes some times it really hard to let go…
    I liked your lines..

    ‘I hold my head up high towards the sky above
    I stop and wonder if there was ever love’

    Thanks for sharing and for joining in the Poetry Picnic … Look forward to your posts on “Friends, Relationships and every one around..” next week …

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

    1. Hello Shashi, thank you for your comment. I am looking forward to next weeks poetry too. I love reading all the entries, there are some very talented poets out there 🙂

  2. Hello.
    It’s sad when any relationship breaks down, but especially so for one with longevity like your first marriage.
    Thankfully, you were able to move past the pain & hurt and found love again.
    I wish you the very best today, tomorrow and always.

    Thanks for sharing & for the visit too. Much appreciated.

    Unchain My Heart

    1. Hi Kay Salady, yes it is very difficult to walk away. But it is good to know that once you make that step, a new life opens it’s doors to let you in and all your decisions from there are all yours 🙂

  3. The hardest thing (I think) we humans ever have to do it learn how to let got. It hurts so much. Well done for rising above and finally meeting someone new to begin again. Lovely.

    1. Hi Daydreamertoo Letting go is a hard thing to do especially after 23 years. I have moved on since those days thankfully and I am very happy in my 2nd marriage

  4. For some reason, I like this very much.For me its a happy piece,a piece where you are departing from some place that you were one unhappy in and making your way in to new horizons.Need I say more? Absolutely adored it!

  5. the last stanza speaks volumes to me … I have been there … it was one of the hardest moves I ever made … glad it is far behind me … although the memory rears its head on occasion!! thank you for sharing!!

    1. This was one of the hardest things I had ever done. It was when my first marriage ended after 23 years. Ten years later I met my husband and we have now been happily married for six years.

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