Already bruised

10 Nov



I will suffer this memory

Through countless,


endless nights.


hanging in every silence.


And me

Clinging on bravely

With my yearning fingertips

Seeking solace

In any smile.


And you

Your eyes

full of parting

And your lips

already bruised

with another man’s kiss



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Photo stolen from the web – uncredited


(my apologies for my the recording – hoarsely unwell and accompanied by a creaking, rambling house)




Posted by on November 10, 2013 in Poetry, Still Life


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23 responses to “Already bruised

  1. b.l. ronan

    November 10, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Aching ly beautiful. Ever left in awe at how effortlessly your words resonate off the page.


  2. Desiree G

    November 10, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Change “man’s” to “woman’s” in the last line and this poem quite painfully sums up my day. Poignantly perfect at the most imperfect time.


    • Romantic Dominant

      November 10, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      I am sorry. We shall commiserate together.


      • Desiree G

        November 10, 2013 at 11:18 pm

        At least you are able to express yourself with more than curse words. 🙂 I think I will keep my feelings bottled up for a while longer.


  3. JoanneBest

    November 10, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    as usual, brilliance captured in words arranged in the most perfect order describing something we can all relate to at one time or another…. thank You for sharing with the rest of us 🙂


  4. Master's Slave

    November 11, 2013 at 2:37 am

    I did’t touch him. I swear. xo


  5. bitesofshe

    November 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    This is heartbreakingly beautiful. Both in the physicality of poetry construction and the heavy laden emotional truth in the words you write. Its palpable and cradles a lifetime story within a few exquisite lines of your prose.


    • Romantic Dominant

      November 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you sweet girl. It is nowhere near as good as that, but I appreciate your words.


  6. pixiegirlkc52

    November 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    ugghhh…..major yanks on the heartstrings. I feel this.


  7. emmylgant

    November 11, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    a world of hurt rendered beautifully.


  8. Romantic Dominant

    November 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Reblogged this on A Faded Romantic's Notebook and commented:

    Today seems the perfect day for a poem about parting. I posted this just over a year ago. When lovers part the pain is never shared out equally.
    I didn’t replace the dodgy sound recording – listening to it again today was one of the few things that has made me smile.


  9. redklwr2006 Kym

    November 18, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    No need to apologize for the recording. It fit perfectly with the words.


  10. dievca

    November 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I love the word “dodgy”. That made me smile. 🙂


  11. georgeforfun

    November 18, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun and commented:



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