The TikTok algorithm sometimes works in mysterious and random ways but the “for you page (FYP)” consist of similar videos you’ve already liked and engaged with. So I guess this video came up to my feed for a reason or it just became very popular. Well whatever the reason is, I liked it even to want to share it. The poet is Ali Ibrahim-Hirji and he released his first poetry book on October 24, 2021 titled Slow Falling.
“And I guess the day has finally come to me
Where a life without you, is one that is happy
And it has taken me many nights to finally understand this
But i feel that now I am truly living for myself again
I don’t look for you in the smiles of strangers,
I don’t hear your laugh in a crowded room
And i don’t have to skip that song anymore,
the one we used to dance to in the kitchen
I don’t miss you.
And that’s something strange to admit
Because I have missed you and only you for so long
But not today
Today I don’t even miss me because I am right here
Present in my love and life
And although it took me a few more chapters than I thought
I am here
And ready to turn your page”
I really liked this poem because it was about learning how to love yourself again and just be comfortable being alone after a relationship. Especially when the person had a hard time getting over their ex-partner. I think it was very helping for others that have gone through it, are going through it or/and for people that might have had trouble putting their feelings into words.