Came home and the windows were smashed
The place empty, all my belongings taken
And then you walked in next
And I remembered:
I still had everything
An Empty Apartment
Came home and the windows were smashed
So good Ben, you’re really grooving with your muse lately 👏👏👏
Haha. Thanks a lot. It’s good when you can groove into a poem!
Without a doubt. It’s a rad thing to do.
Yeah, it’s berries!
I hope that your poem is not based on a real event but rather “if” it was going to happen.
It is an excellent reminder of what really matters in life, and how love is the greatest gift.
Thank you, Benjamin,
Thanks for the concern, Joanna. It is an “if” poem. Sure, all we need is love (it’s mostly true). Thanks again. Enjoy your day!
Very touching. 🌹
Thanks a lot! 🙂
Welcome. This is my new blog, you may remember my old blog from the new one. 😉🌹
Yes, I remember. I’m checking it out now!
Haha, cool, thank you, appreciated. 🌹
Soo good 💖💖💖
Thank you 💖 🙂
That ending is brillant Benjamin. It made me remember that even if you lose material things it can almost be replaced. However the same can’t be said about people because we can choose to either come back or not at all. Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday Benjamin!
Thanks, Hasan. You got it exactly right, I think. There’s no replacing the right connection with someone. Enjoy your Sunday too!
No matter what one loses, he/ she is blessed to always have the love of their life Ben 💝
That’s very, very true. So blessed are the ones who get that. I like the way you stated it. 🙂
Simply and meaningfully beautiful, Benjamin 🙂
Thanks very much 🙂
Oh my gosh! did this happen? if so, I am sorry. However, your poem is so humbling, makes one think of what’s important in life.
No, it didn’t happen in a physical sense. Thanks a lot for the concern, though. And, You honor me with your generous comment 🙂
Great to know 🙂
I was showing your blog to one of my friend and suddenly, I unfollowed you by mistake. Haha! Sorry for that, followed you back. This is beautiful.
No worries. It happens. And it’s almost like you followed me twice then. Honestly, your blog is so great I wish I could follow it a second time as well. Thanks again. Have a blessed week!
That’s very generous of you to say, Benjamin. 😊 have a beautiful time ahead💫
You’re welcome. Yes, a beautiful time ahead to you also. I like that!
Wonderful! You are very talented, Benjamin. 🙂
Thanks 🙂 And thanks 🙂
Aww this is so touching and beautiful!! I absolutely love it! Amazingly done as always!! Keep shining my friend 🖤🤗
Thank you 🙂 Glad you thought it worked. 🖤
“I still had everything”…enough said.
Ooops I pressed send before I finished! I also wanted to say how beautiful your poem is. To have one that makes us feel like we have everything in the midst of turmoil, etc, would be incredible! Thank you for sharing with us all.
THANKS!!! Yeah, that’s important. In the “midst of turmoil” it’s important to know what is important. 🙂
Thanks once more!
You’re so welcome. You’re so talented Benjamin.
Well, thanks again! Really!
So very beautiful. Always deep in few words! A good reminder. It feels very Mr Knightly somehow, a good tutorial for us all. Your poems make me smile. Or want to curtsey/bow deeply! ;)) 🙏🤓😸
You summed it up very well Lia. I agree with you!
Aw wow… 😃 I feel honoured. Thanks Cassa 🙏😊👯♂️💕
Thank you, Lia. The curtsey and the bow are very underutilized these days. Thanks for all you said!
🤣🤣You just cracked me up so much! 🙏😆💗
That’s good, then. Laughter is good for the soul!
Absolutely essential I think!! :))
I can’t help but applause and whisper “Ah! wow” after every poem I read here.
That’s cool. Thanks for that. Much love and appreciation and hugs.
This is such a perspective and priority of what really matters. Love it! Simple and with gratefulness.
Thanks, my friend! Grateful for you!
You captured it Benjamin! When forced to choose what is really important and irreplaceable…well of course it is love:)❤️ I admire your skill to lead us on for 4 whole lines:):)…but then deliver, a totally satisfying last line!
Thank you. That’s such a nice way of putting it: love is “irreplaceable”. Thanks for sharing your beautiful mind!
People are irreplaceable ❤️❤️❤️
That’s so true! Thanks for reading!
A sharp reminder that the most important things aren’t things, but people and relationships.
People and relationships, yes! Bonds are so important. And can last so much longer than we can even imagine.
Ain’t that the truth!!
Yes, I think so!
It’s all perspective. Still violation hurts.
You’re right, V.J. Thanks for adding to the conversation.
The last line changed everything! Beautiful 👏
Thanks, Alina. 🙂
You’re welcome 🙂
Thanks a lot!
You remind us what’s important! Good one 🙂
Thanks so much, Chris!
My pleasure and pleased to meet you! Looking forward to reading more of your work!
Likewise. Nice to meet you as well. Sure we’ll meet much more in the future. Stay safe!
That’s how we know that sometime a person is home and no materialistic object can ever replace the presence.
That’s really well said. Thanks for stopping by, Kanchan! And for reading and leaving a comment.
This is so short but so sweet at the same time. Love it!
Thanks. Always lovely to hear your thoughts!
This is a lovely reminder of what really matters. Beautiful poem. 🙂
Thank you. Very grateful 🙂
You are welcome. 🙂
Hi Ben, very touching. Keep it going….
Thanks you. And thanks for inspiring with your words!
Effortless verse. Wonder how you write like you do.
Thanks for the super sweet comment. Always, always appreciate you, Yassy.
Oh ! I am happy to .
From tragedy to elation in the space of a couple breaths – you amaze me, Benjamin! 🌞
Thanks a lot! 🙂
Wow, I didn’t expect that ending. Nice one!
THANK YOU, Erlyn!!!
Thanks so much, really!
Your short poems are wonderful and convey a lot, Benjamin! Loved this one too.
Thanks again. Feeling blessed by your comments!
Don’t flatter me!
All your poems are wonderful.
I can clearly see why your bio says what it does. Clearly a starry eyes, romantic you are. This was beautiful beautiful poetry. Ah, some mindboggling effortlessness in all of your poetry.
Thank you! I’m the one smiling, now. That’s very kind of you. Appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.
You are so very welcome mate. You don’t have to thank me. You deserve every ounce of it.
Awesome 🙂 Stay well!
This is so evocative. I literally switched up
My physiology from “and then you walked in”
That’s cool. Thanks for sharing your perspective!
this is so sweet, I should be wary of diabetes
Thanks. Haha. that’s cute. But, please, don’t get diabetes! Stay well!
will do, you too
Wow!!! This literally warmed my heart.Excellent!!!❤️
That’s cool to hear! Thanks so much!!! 🙂
Always my pleasure.❤️💕
As usual, the images were exquisite and the emotion is palpable. Both of you are very lucky. If I had written this, it would be the polar opposite:
Came home and the windows were intact
The place full of old junk,
All of my belongings taken years ago
And then you walked out
And I remembered:
I have nothing left.
That poem you wrote on the fly is awesome. You should totally post that one! And it just kinda became like a companion piece to mine, or a contrast poem. So good! Love that you shared this. But yeah, that is a sad one and polar opposite. To feel that way about someone really is lucky for sure. It’s not a feeling I would want to let go of if I had my choice in the matter. Thanks for all your comments and readings, seriously. And again, I like what you wrote here!
Thank you! As I’ve mentioned previously, it’s mere reaction to what you’ve written. Mine is darker because I’m in a darker place, but it wouldn’t exist, as it is, if you hadn’t written yours.
Yeah, exactly. That makes sense. It’s really cool to see it. It works together and alone.
I will say your writing is inspiring, even if it inspires more sad emotions from me…it still inspires me to write, which is a beautiful thing.
Wow! That really makes my heart and soul smile on this day. Thanks a lot! Hopefully I can make you feel happier things, though. There is a beauty to sadness but I still prefer the beauty of happiness.
Your kindness and patience do make a difference. Perhaps happiness, true happiness that sustains is not yet in my cards, but it will be. It will just take a long while to get there. 20 years is a truly long time to love someone 1.5 months is truly not long enough to unlove someone. I will always love that someone, just trying to turn it into something other than what it was has a lot of growing pains and hurts along with it. It really would be so much easier if I could hate him. In my mind, as we had been talking about colors before, both love and hate are a fiery red (hate being a bit brighter because it burns so hot for a while). Indifference is almost a white – an absence of all color. It’s hard to get to white when you only feel one the darker shade of red except in rare moments where it blazes up the night sky but subsides just as quickly to a deep red ember. White comes much faster when both reds clash all the time, it comes more slowly when one burns bright while the other sits as embers waiting for 2 am to flash up and die down.
Yeah, happiness can come and go. And by true happiness it’s kind of like a contentment. That’s a good place to get to. And I think we all can reach that point, and it’s only knowing that it takes us all different points of our lives to reach it. I have no clue how long it takes to unlove someone, and perhaps you never fully do? I think when you really love someone they never leave your soul, but maybe you can move on to extent that you can love someone else more. But it’s such a deep thing to know and feel and think about. We could never really fully get to any answer here. Besides, I think philosophy teaches that you never really get to the answers of anything … we just take the time to add to the conversation and it all becomes a way of thinking about certain thing. But I can say that I wish you the best in it all. This: “true happiness that sustains is not yet in my cards, but it will be.” Yes! “[…] it will be!”
I have no idea how long it takes either…nor do I want to. I chose love, even if it hurts. It would just be easier if there was hate. The best I can do is aim at achieving the happiness I can and enjoy it as long as it lasts and know it will come back when the dark night ghosts float away
It’s always best to hold onto to love. It’ll get you where you need to go. And even in hate there is a love to hate. So love never goes away from anything. I just wish you feel at peace soon!
Thank you 🙏🌺
Can I have permission to post yours on my site so i can put my response on?
Sure, please do. The happiness/sadness shift is really cool. Keep creating.
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