Tag Archive | Relationships

Now You Are A Ghost 

We used to be so close

but now you are a ghost.

Someone I hardly see.

You keep on hurting me.


Interested in yourself

I feel that I am shelved

in convenience for you

picked up when you want to


divulge all of your stress

and your unhappiness.

Never ask how I am,

don’t really give a damn.


Your ego always shuns.

I love you but I’m done.

Won’t beg for attention

I’ll take your rejection.


©Jacqui Slade


Love Is A Slow Burn 

It’s a passionate flame

Igniting souls with its

ferocious flicker and

scorching intensity.


Its hellish damnation

is its fiery nature.

Emblazoned with desire

for its beloved spark


to combust in kindled

sweet nothings. Smothered

the glow is extinguished.

Loves waning’s a slow burn


Ones lust is cremated,

the other walks away.

Their passion still burning

leaving, their warm hearts scarred.


©Jacqui Slade

Someone Else 

There’s always fault to find

and the criticism

is never constructive,

in fact it’s destructive

and I will never be

the ideal that you want.


I’m embarrassing.

My clothes are too young.

My hair is unkempt

and my tongue you would

wish to be constrained.


And it seems that

I am only

loveable when

it pleases you


and you can

exert your

control to


make me





©Jacqui Slade

Time For A Change 

When you love somebody dearly

but the relationship’s estranged,

and you feel taken for granted

maybe it is time for a change.


Alter your own expectations

and take people for who they are.

You know nobody is perfect

and perhaps your opinion’s marred


by idealist perceptions

of what your connection should be.

it could be your own attitude

that’s causing all the misery.


Even true love wanes with pressure,

give your heart time to beat alone

Leave your trusted soul air to breathe

because a person’s never owned.


©Jacqui Slade



I don’t want your love

something is amiss,

your heart is made of stone

I don’t want your kiss.

I don’t need your words

sharpened in their charms

Never will I find

comfort in your arms.

I don’t need your soul

breathing down on me,

putrid eyes of hate

all I ever see.

I don’t want to give

your abuse my head,

truthfully I cry

inside I am dead.

©Jacqui Slade