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BURNED

Updated on May 3, 2013

I’m the one who suffers,

My face is wretched stained.

Tear-carved lines, sleepless nights.

Can’t seem to find my way.


You go on, live your life,

Standing here, can’t figure why.

Don’t know how one can give,

The other takes. Smiles and lies.


But still I come back for more.

When will I finally learn?

No soft angel-whispers here,

Just one more chance to burn.


Wake me from this dreadful dream,

Choking now, I push it down.

Love was not all it seemed,

Love’s pain my soul surrounds.


All you take will eat you up,

One day you will see.

You took love into your hands

Crushed it, then crushed me.


Ashes burned beneath the flame,

You think you conquered me.

I got up and walked away.

Look now, I’m finally free.

© 2012 Bella Nina



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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Stellar finish!

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      Bella Nina 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you very much!

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      Poetic Fool 5 years ago

      They say the best revenge is living well. In affairs of the heart, the best revenge is living free. Well done.

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      Bella Nina 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you. I am trying to do just that.

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Ashes burned beneath the flame,

      "You think you conquered me.

      I got up and walked away.

      Look now, I’m finally free"

      Have I got a twin wow I feel like if I wrote this get outta my head please I need my prain and heart back please be kind enough to return it!!! THis is awesome wow!!

      smiles :)

      bella

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      Bella Nina 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you from one Bella to another!!! Maybe we are twins ~ in a parallel universe???? Thank you for your kind comments. It is encouraging, and I truly appreciate it!!!

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I just love the ending - it's the best way to leave a relatiionship.

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      Bella Nina 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you Koffee. I am so glad you stopped by to read my hub, and I appreciate your comment! It is the best way.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Great work, love it!

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      Bella Nina 5 years ago from USA

      Thx duffsmom!! I appreciate your comment!

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      annaw 5 years ago from North Texas

      Great poem thank you for writing and sharing it

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      Bella Nina 5 years ago from USA

      annaw ~ thank you for reading and commenting!! I appreciate you taking the time to do so!!

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