NaPoWriMo 2021 – Day 10 – To Kill Love And Survive On Hope

NaPoWriMo 2021 – Day 10 – To Kill Love And Survive On Hope

When Khaled Hosseini said “And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.”

I felt the words stab right through the heart, puncturing all my hope

of us getting back together.

The thing about hope is, it never dies, just shifts dynamics of sanity and inertia

when we need to make a choice between mind and heart, tracing the sounds

of our own footsteps until everything stops making sense altogether.


The last time we met, you said we were insufficient for each other,

that the air left between us could only fill one pair of lungs,

that we needed to kill love and survive on the hope that one day

love should be sufficient for both of us and that you might find the

courage to wait until the day transpired, wading through hiccups and sneezes.

but for now, you wanted to pack our memories in a safe deposit, locked

away from the sight of the world where love wasn’t meant to be true

until it brought pain and suffering,

until all it rendered were requiems of subdued dreams and

until I stopped complaining about how you tasted of cheap alcohol

every time you kissed me and how I hoped one day, you would start

drinking bitter coffee instead.

You see! Hope is my middle name and I was still hopeful of you finding your way

back to me;

until I read somewhere that, to kill love and survive on hope would mean

to keep the heart’s door locked with keys thrown into the ocean,

and it broke my heart.


I am participating in NaPoWriMo 2021. 30 Days. 30 Poems.

Also recommended : Lovesong In A Griefcase

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