Empty Words are often all one can offer another when ending a relationship. If ever you are on the receiving end of a hollow statement from someone you care about, meant to gain closure for them, don’t beat yourself up with wondering why. Many people use empty words to avoid being honest, not because they want to spare your feelings, as they would have you believe. Honesty, trust and respect are the cornerstones of any genuine relationship. So what if they don’t exist in what seems to you, to be a genuine relationship?
Then consider this: If the need to ignore the importance of those attributes exists, then the true value of that person knowingly ignoring them, while offering a shallow excuse, has been established. Everyone deserves better than being treated with insincerity and disrespect, and everyone deserves to find genuine happiness. Let them go, along with the shallowness of any empty words they have lamely offered you. Two things will then occur; first of all, you will learn that you are worth far more and secondly, at some point in time, your ex will also experience someone else’s hollow insincerity.
The sand beneath our feet
transformed from its soft golden texture
to the sharp, bleached carelessness
of time’s mass abandonment
Cast broken shells patiently waiting
for such a moment between tides
cried out in a muffled, scrunched joy
Shattering, in their quest to become sand
As we slowly walked I pondered – Why?
Even with their hearts and dreams plundered
Did they so willingly give up, then break
to forever emphasize what it is to be empty
I remember the next few steps
The wash of reaching waves
No more shells, just cement-like wet grey sand
Fine, yet seemingly course, so deeply determined
to firmly hold us, sinking in that moment
“I need to find myself!” you had declared
“Then turn on your mobile’s GPS!” – I knew
why the next wave laughingly soaked you!
Haunting empty words, on an empty beach remain
But as with all mortality’s discarded remnants
They will surely fade, as time turns them into grain…
*~ Pearldiver ~
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