I Don’t Miss You

I don’t miss you

I miss what we had

I don’t miss you

I miss who I thought you were

I don’t miss you

I miss the person you used to be

I don’t miss you

I miss who I was when I was with you

I don’t miss you

I miss how you made me feel

I don’t miss you

I just miss everything you used to be

I don’t miss you

I keep telling myself because deep down

I still miss you


I don’t write poetry often but this one just came to me. Letting go of someone in your life because they are toxic is very difficult especially when you have so many amazing memories with them and they have been in your life for years. However, sometimes it’s necessary and it’s for the best. I will always cherish those memories but I also know that it’s time to let go. If anything I should have done this years ago.

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103 thoughts on “I Don’t Miss You

  1. Excellent poem describing the codependency that many malignant narcissist want to inflict on their targets via vast webs of lies and deceit…Making their targets feel loved and wonderful during the idealization phase of the diabolical dance the diabolical narcissistic courtship…Sadly for many caught in the snares of the fowl narcissists trap few escape or get out without being torn to shreds spiritually and emotionally…Your poem shows the true strength of an empathy one who knows the toxic relationship was bad not healthy and owns his or her own true feelings of still missing their former partner yet not allowing themselves to return to what I call the narcissists spider web of lies and deceit…I liken it to the fly that gets away from the spiders web from the old poem titled the spider and the fly…Many human flies get caught in many a toxic parlor these days…Well done sorry this comment is long…

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    1. Thank you and please don’t apologise I loved reading your comment! I agree narcissists definitely tend to find people that they see will be more empathetic to them and groom them to always be there for them and to blame themselves when the narcissist pulls away.

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    1. Yeah I think a lot of people experience this in a lot of forms. Unfortunately, narcissists/abusers have a way of making you blame yourself and even in the end the victim still craves their approval.

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  2. It is easy to see the emotion and pain in your words. Letting go is something many of us humans need to get better at. Realising that no matter how close we feel to someone, if they are hurting us, we need to move on. Realising that even if it seems comfortable, if our behaviour is hurting us, we need to change. Realising that even if we’re getting material fashion from something, if it is draining out soul, we need to let it go.

    Your words bring across so much emotion itb was easy for me to relate to them and see the benefits of letting go. They remind me of a short story I finished writing a while ago, about letting go of pain, that perhaps I should share on my blog. 🙂

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    1. Yes I agree we as humans need to learn to let go of things and stop getting so attached especially when they constantly cause us pain. I would love to read your story and I really hope you share it on your blog!

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  3. Thankyou for this poem, this week I have had to let go of a group that was getting very toxic and it feels as if this post by you is an extra sign that I’ve done the right thing. It certainly is difficult letting people go whom you know no longer have a positive part to play in your life.

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  4. Vaguely reminds me of that Death Cab for Cutie song where he sings “The memories of me will seem more like bad dreams. Just a series of blurs like I never occurred.” That’s pretty much how I imagine all of my exes see me. Haha

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  5. “Letting go of someone in your life because they are toxic is very difficult especially when you have so many amazing memories with them and they have been in your life for years”

    Ouch, yeah I had to do that a while ago, too. My ex best friend 18 months ago. Because his views and attitude in my mental health crisis situation were negative and unhelpful, and his girlfriend was pure toxic 🤦‍♂️.

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    1. Yeah sometimes people are just not the same anymore and we grow apart. And they become toxic. Unfortunately there are some people that are just not supposed to be in your life. Hopefully you are better off without him.

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  6. This is real. So many times we honestly just miss the memories.
    Maybe if we realised it earlier, we wouldn’t have held unto some people or situations much longer than we should’ve 🙇🏾‍♀️

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  7. Oh my gosh! U just inspired me to post my poems. I was scared doing so thinking they aren’t good enough, but ur really rocking this section! So glad I found this section of your blog

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