Heartbreak by Abby Grayson

I am happy to share the first entry in to this month’s competition with you. This is from a new contributor and I would like to welcome Abby on board.

I have been thinking of a way to promote other writers’ work more effectively rather than simply have it displayed on the main competition page of this site, as it has been up until now. Therefore, if the authors are happy for me to do so, I would now also propose to post all competition entries as and when they are received. All copyright of course remains with the authors and should anyone prefer for me not to publicise their work in this way, then they should just let me know at the time they post it on the competition page.

My overriding aim for this blog is to provide a forum for writers to share their work and encourage each other and I welcome all contributions. The writing prompt for this month is ‘Partings’.


Abby Grayson says:
September 3, 2013


angry face

I stare at the floor, there lies the gun
Oh my god, what have I done?
I didn’t hesitate; didn’t think twice
I know I will now pay the price

I thought you loved me one hundred percent
Until I read the text you’d sent
I was confused, it didn’t make sense
I wasn’t with you on the tenth!

We had not visited that hotel for a year
Then it dawned on me, my biggest fear
It wasn’t meant for me, that text
It was meant for your college ex

It broke my heart and ruined my life
You were about to become my wife
Our future together seemed sure and strong
How the hell could I have got it so wrong

The thought of you in another man’s bed
I just couldn’t get it out of my head
You tried to say it didn’t mean a thing
It was only a stupid little fling

I got angry and opened the drawer
I shouted at you and called you a whore
Before I knew it I had fired the gun
Oh my god, what have I done?

(c) Abby Grayson

2 thoughts on “Heartbreak by Abby Grayson

  1. Hi Abby. Welcome to this site, l really like your poem. This is a great site, l enjoy submitting my small poems / stories and getting feedback. Hope to read more of your work soon.

  2. Thanks Jan, this is the first time I’ve done something like this, and only my second poem, so hope its not too amateur. I appreciate your comment and I enjoyed your poem too – poor Bruno!

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