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Tea & Poetry, Darling: "On The Verge"

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

Good morning, tea sipping bookworms! Here we are again, the end of another week and weekend. Since I totally forgot to poet-ify your Sunday last week, I made sure to make up for it with one of my favorite poems from my Tea & Poetry, Darling collection. This one is called, "On The Verge". I hope you enjoy it and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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"On The Verge" is a poem that I created when experiencing the normal feelings associated with losing someone that you love. If you've been through a break-up, then you know that feeling of feeling but not quite. The moment you realize that you still feel for your ex, but the feelings are becoming more and more weak that you can't quite personalize them.

You may feel like raging, but you simply don't have the energy to devote to the anger. You may even feel like calling up your ex, but then you realize that you can't press the call button. And then you have an epiphany that you could possibly, just possibly be in the beginning stages of moving on and you're sort of in hopeful disbelief.

This is the state I was in when I wrote "On The Verge". I almost can't even relate to the poem now because I am well past the verge! It feels so good to be past the verge.

Re-reading this poem helps me to appreciate the different stages of grieving a loss and why it's important to recognize each stage. At the time, being on the verge was emotionally taxing but also hopeful; to think that I was almost on the other side! This poem also reminds me that it is ok to be on the verge of doing something and then decide that, although it may be something that you crave, it may not be something that is healthy for you.


"On The Verge"

I'm On The Verge of Pain

But Can't Quite Feel It

I'm On The Verge of Tears

But Can't Quite Cry It

I'm On The Verge of Anger

But Can't Quite Yell It

I'm On The Verge of Wanting

But Can't Quite Desire It

I'm On The Verge of Calling You

But Can't Quite Dial It

I'm On The Verge of Self Pity

But Can't Quite Self It

I'm On The Verge of Reminiscing About How Beautiful Life Was With You

But Can't Quite See It

I'm On The Verge of Letting Go

Finally Letting Go

But Can't Quite Believe It


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Have you ever been on the verge of doing something and then happy that you didn't? Explain.

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