Signing Off

--Goodbye--To my Addiction-

The time has come to part,
I will leave many with broken hearts
If one day you call on me,
I'm sad to say I will hold my tongue missing each one relentlessly 
I'm not doing this for me; I am doing this for you
I could stay here and win, and not give in 
But, this soup bowl comes with demons and nasty shadows
Demons and nasty shadows, taking and crashing my light
Demons I had to fight off the entire time I was here
Shadows hating the way I welcomed every poet with a happy cheer
Demons and shadows whom drown in their selfish everyday pity.

For those smiling on my departure, 
I want you to have this wonderful gift 
So please copy paste this moment from the bottom of my heart
**I hope this gift brings you laughter, knowing 
I've been sad, these past few days, drying up my final soup tears**

I will miss this part of what makes me ME -my love and lust for poetry.
I agree with many I should never surrender to the envy of demonic dust
Giving up the passion that completed a part of my soul for years
But, the reality of life, is the life's I give and given when I make love happen
In my heart I know it's time to give myself back to reality
SO AT THE END I WIN, I'm the one who ends up with an everlasting smile
I'll finally be free from this place, where most treated me unfair & unkind
Free, from the negativity of the few who hide behind a dishonest disguise?

Wait until you notice your soup bowl's going stale
You will miss me, and I will miss you
But, my enemy will miss me even more
Reminiscing the times we spent hogging up 70% of blogs,
Arguing and fighting over not agreeing with many thoughts.
But, it was never the differences of opinions, it was more like---
Let's slay the Destroyer, a name like that should never be on top
So please know I am sad, and this is not the way I want to go
I'm not leaving you because I want to 
I'm leaving you because, the rumors are 
"The soup is better without the sweetness of the poet destroyer."
The only big thing about me -was my heart not my ego 
I never claimed to be the best; 
You're the one who claimed I am good enough
You took me in and returned my love
In ways others could and would not accept.
And for you my loving poet friends, and fans
I will walk away with my dignity/integrity; 
I guess I'm finally growing up 
In becoming the bigger/better poet.

Signing Off ---Love 
The Poet Destroyer

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 3/8/2016 11:34:00 PM
This is the first time i read your poem, and it is really great and sad. I hope people won't deal with negativity anymore. Great writing linda, and thank you for always supporting in every poem, each of one that we make keep it up and God bless! ???
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Date: 1/17/2016 2:02:00 PM
Hi kept your dignity by staying on and sticking to your guns! This is how you win!:) Hugs // paul
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Date: 8/16/2015 9:02:00 PM
I just found this very strong and deep poem.. I for one am very damn glad that you stayed and did not let your demons defeat you.. Trust me, I've fought several demons in my long life. Keeping a sharp blade, sharp mind and good heart defeats them every time! A7 on this superb write! p.s. It's the true heart that crushes them....
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Date: 9/4/2014 10:03:00 AM
This write certainly has alot of personal emotion and underlying messages attached to it. But it seems as if at one point you were contemplating walking away from this forum. Well if that is the case, I must say I am glad you chose not to. It would be a shame for such a talented poet to let another's shortcomings be the death of your poetic inspirations to others. Remember girl... You are The Poet Destroyer! ~Chris
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Date: 7/2/2014 9:30:00 PM
Hi, Linda. I come and go frequently from this site, so I miss alot of the action. I go south many months at a time and disconnect..for the most part... from computers, phones etc. I used to blog., but stopped when it became a battle gound. So glad you decided to stay. You are one of a kind, unique and enthralling. I love your writing and hope you stay here where I can read you. I wrote a poem and dedicated it to you, but then deleted it....It still needs work to do you justice. bfn, Elaine
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Date: 6/22/2014 1:35:00 PM
PD This is a strong and powerful write with deep feelings expressed in an honest and truthful way. Thank you for the nice comment on my I Did It My Way poem.
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Date: 5/22/2014 12:49:00 PM
Wonderful write, really strong feelings, love this :)
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Date: 4/4/2014 12:51:00 PM
Hey Linda, it's hard being 'on top' you can feel lonely real fast sometimes, but all I see is love and fondness for you; don't let 'em bring you down, whomever 'they' are! (you are the best!) A tough, but good write... With love, Keith
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Date: 3/17/2014 4:41:00 AM
This is really sad news/poem, pls dont let them win. Keep destroying them haters Linda. Pls dont let them win.
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Date: 3/10/2014 2:37:00 PM
Speechless, I stand in no ones way. Wish you only the best......P.D.
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Date: 3/4/2014 11:21:00 AM
Still lovely to read again! Congratulations on your fine winning poem, my Mistress!!! Know I for one miss you here. Good luck to you wherever you are.
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Date: 3/3/2014 6:08:00 PM
Linda an honest and true strength expressed in your Ballad. I've just started back writing because of 3 surgeries myself. I sure will miss you if you leave. Sometimes we need to regroup and step back. Warm hugs sent your way. Congratulations on your well deserved win - Connie
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Date: 3/3/2014 3:38:00 PM
I hope this is just a poem, rich and imaginative. congratulations on your no. 1. I've always loved you. Love, Joyce
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Date: 3/3/2014 1:22:00 AM
Brilliant Ballad! Congrats on the fine win, PD
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Date: 3/2/2014 9:20:00 PM
This is simply classic, congrats on the win and don't say bye now.
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Date: 3/2/2014 10:08:00 AM
Congratulations my dearest sis & BFF! . Thank you so much for your loving support and for everything. More blessings! Love lots forever, Leonora
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Date: 2/15/2014 9:55:00 AM
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Date: 2/15/2014 9:19:00 AM
Aha. It was you. Welcome back the one whose I have missed her comments so much. James Thomas Horn
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Date: 2/14/2014 2:02:00 PM
Hey!!-Linda!!!...I just got here!...and from what I have read so far, you are a "REAL", down to earth lady!...Do not be swayed buy phony motherf*ckers!...If poetry make you happy, and you enjoying sharing, "DO IT"!...all poetry is not for all people, some like lite, some like intense, some like both, and some who envy all but can't write well, seek "GREENLY" to tear down the monument of the muses!-FU*K 'EM!!!...stay here, for real, for real, I get real creative when I'm high!xoxoxo//Sinclair
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Date: 2/8/2014 11:03:00 PM
I believe in reincarnation . We will meet again .
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Date: 2/4/2014 3:13:00 PM
deeply espressed, i'm new here sad to see you go. Paulina
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Date: 1/29/2014 4:45:00 PM
a most honest, forceful write, PD... sweet congrats!.. huggs
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Date: 1/29/2014 3:15:00 PM
Hey PD, congratulations on the placong, but the message leaves me at a loss.
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Date: 1/29/2014 8:16:00 AM
Hi Linda, so well expressed. I hope you find what you are searching for. There is a big world beyond the soup, still this place is filled with friends. Congratulations.
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Date: 1/29/2014 6:26:00 AM
Wonderful poem and congrats on the fine win, PD
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