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I believed everything you told me,
so I believed all the stories I wrote 
about you. Now I’m here sitting on 
my own, staring at my silent phone

I wrote your part, I believed in
your character; you were my knight, 
fighting with me and helping me find 
personal success on my life quest

But you twisted the script, felt  
some cruel need to use my heart and 
then just as quickly, you hid 
from me; cowards always flee

You never saw the quiet tears on 
my face. I don’t think you’ll ever 
know about the pain you inflicted 
on this fragile heart you dismissed

Now I sit here silently on 
my own, with my equality silent phone
and I pick up our old script ready to 
start a rewrite with you in a different part

Once, I let someone into my life and I created a version of them in my mind that they never were. When they acted ‘out of character’ it hurt… bad. There are times when we need to rewrite the stories we believed about people; not everyone is a villain, but not everyone is a hero either.

A word of acknowledgement: unfortunately some people do turn out to be dickheads and you never should have been treated like that. Tear that script up, they didn’t deserve you 💜

If you’re looking to read some more honest words, you’ll enjoy my book All Our Secrets available now on Amazon in all territories.

37 thoughts on “Rewrite

  1. This is so good!!!! and yeah…All those villains we sometimes end up dressing up as superheroes (just in our imagination). best approach – rewrite the script for your own good, remove the fantasy element… but keep the old one version too at hand just in case . You never know when it might come in handy – inspiration for your next neo-noir-fantasy-satire story :p

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    1. Oh wow, that’s exciting Ivor. I am still reading through yours. By way of early feedback, I absolutely adore: ‘Til Death Do Us Part, Changing Things Around, Singing A Song For You, Everlasting Smile… These are stunning pieces Ivor, truly stunning 😭💜

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  2. This is exactly what I needed to read this morning, thank you so much for sharing. I’ve had the same experience too and you describe the emotion perfectly. Beautifully written in so many ways, my dear friend. Well done ✨🤗🖤

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    1. 💜 I am glad that you read this when you needed it Ace, but I am sorry to hear you are in this situation. Rewrite that script Hun and give that individual the role of ‘minor character’ 😉

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  3. Wonderful 👌
    It is very difficult to rebuild ourselves when someone breaks our trust, Or they don’t come out like how we thought about them. It becomes hard to trust anyone else after being in this situation.


  4. Wow! Really loved this heartfelt piece on life and it’s lesson/s. As you have written, not everyone is accurately portrayed in the beginning of stories/scripts/movies or life and our trust in a person/love is not always wisely made and rebuilding and letting go is not easy. Walking away through the ashes is painful. Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!
    One of your best!!
    Chuck 😊😘💕🌹

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    1. Thank you Ben. Yes, I think there is a lot of vulnerability in trusting someone else… But to live otherwise would be a sad and lonely life (in my mind). I think it’s just important not to blame yourself for someone else’s behaviour and reframe how you see them e.g. they aren’t as wonderful as you wanted them to be 😔


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