Holding On

30 Jan


The days slide away.

They hold on

They hang on to each other as best they can. They clutch at hope like shipwrecked sailors cling to familiar fragments of their broken ship. They imagine land as paradise as every wave rises and falls.

They whisper promises. They paint possibilities. Yet they try to be gentle in their expectations.

They hold back their desire in dams of denial. They numb their needs. They leash their longing. They suppress their sexual sighs in sad silence.

They want it so badly.

But the uncertain days, the empty nights, the fading light, and the hole in the middle of everything, is weakening their grip.

They know that, at any moment, one of them might give up,

And let go.

They know it will hurt. but they don’t know how much.

The days slide past

They hold on.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Photograph stolen from ShanaArielle


Posted by on January 30, 2015 in Still Life


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28 responses to “Holding On

  1. April

    January 30, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Yes, I know this feeling all to well. It hurts like hell. The holding on and the letting go. No way around it. Wonderful vulnerability, wonderful image.


  2. georgeforfun

    January 30, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.


  3. Nimmi

    January 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    I’m also not alien to this feeling…. Thank you!!!


  4. An Open Soul

    January 30, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Congratulations. Your words have brought crystal tears to my caring eyes


  5. Heartafire

    January 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Beautifully moving poetry Mr. D.


  6. Dana Renee

    January 31, 2015 at 4:15 am

    The universal pain of letting go of something we want so badly but know we will never be able to maintain the magic that brought us together. Sigh. I must reblog.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Dana Renee

    January 31, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Reblogged this on Message in a Bottle and commented:
    He writes the painful truth.


  8. lyriquediscorde

    January 31, 2015 at 6:32 am

    This is very vivid, real and relevant right now. Thank you for your beautiful words. Your words amaze me always. x.


  9. Malary (@malaryens)

    January 31, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Beautiful, i’ve never been in love but I imagine it sounds like this 🙂


  10. augustmacgregor

    January 31, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Desperate, beautiful.


  11. emmylgant

    February 1, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    J’ai mal au coeur maintenant.
    Not true. It was hurting before. You just dressed it in samite.


  12. Terri Bey

    February 1, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    It is Beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Carole

    February 2, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Reblogged this on Be Uncommon.


  14. Hopelessly Romantic Cinderella

    February 2, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    I really relate to this with what I have been through recently. I’d love it if you’d check out my blog as well :

    Liked by 1 person

  15. b.l. ronan

    March 20, 2015 at 9:39 am

    My heart stutters



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