I took the bus towards freedom
I rode it towards truth
I took it with acceptance
I rode it towards you

Never knew what I needed to accomplish
Never expecting anything anymore
Thought we could have given each other a fresh start
But learned that what was left was an open-ended hurt

I hoped you knew what you were doing because I always did
Knew we were ending but we could have ended well
When you ignored my texts and missed my calls that night
That was what freedom from you tasted like

You’ve kept me in the dark and I was cool
Gave you the space despite I never understood
What would have happened if you had seen me?
What would have changed if we had talked?

I’ve asked myself how much of that I rightfully deserved
When I believed I had been nothing but truthful and trite
It took me less time to figure it out
You made me see the you that made me stay not

So months of freedom is like this
Feels like all I ever wanted
I appreciate it now more than ever
Freedom from you tastes like sober

Author: Mark Atong

If he is not taking advantage of his skills on full-time IT employment, he is going different places and hopefully making his mother proud. He believes writing is his passion; but it has yet to prove to pay his bills. He is a fun-loving individual who would rather stay at home reading books and catch-up on episodes of TV shows.

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