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Every Time

Updated on February 26, 2013
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Every time

I allowed you

to hurt me

was a gift

of myself

to you

a chance

to take care

of my love.


Every time

you threw

my gifts away

as if they were

nothing

but old bags

of trash.


Every time

I asked you why

asked you if

you could be so kind

as not to leave

my love behind.


Every time

you smiled

and lied

put up a front

as if to say

why oh why

am I thinking the worst

of you.


Every time

I believed your words

you made me pay

with only regrets

to pass my time.


Now you are free

to never think about me

or wonder why I ask you why

need your time

or expect your best

as all my gifts have expired

and there is no more

every time.

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Sad but true...a sweet write :-)

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thanks for the support and vote up James-wolve.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Top notch! Great flow !

      This poem had it all. My heart ran the gammut of feelings as I read.You are very talented.Voted up

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thanks midget38.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Heartfelt, and so true. Thanks for sharing, and I share too!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      "There is no more every time." I love that line! You expressed so well how I have felt before. Great poem. Many votes!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Oh man , as my heroes above have said already ! You write soo well !.....thanks for this .:-}

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      lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      All this positive feedback should be encouraging...hope to read more like this.

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thanks for the encouragement. You are all very much appreciated.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You expressed living through a hurtful relationship but coming to a realization that you deserve better treatment than that very beautifully in a few words. Up and useful votes.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome and such a lovely poem with meaningful words and

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      thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Great poem, we all burn out.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      What a heartfelt write!

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I have known this kind of relationship so I wanted to clap when I reached the end! Well-done...I especially like the construction of just a couple words per line---it gives it impact.

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thanks everyone for such kind comments and encouragement.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Beautiful poem and the end is powerful. Voted up.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Your words are very expressive on pain and living through it. Great job on portraying it in such a few words. Love your poetry style!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful poem. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thanks everyone for reading my poem and sharing such kind comments of encouragement. You are all much appreciated.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Graceful yet powerful. Very nice.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      This is an awesome poem. That's how to say "I'm done!" Good work.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      The ending is very profound and it holds the poem for beyond the poem itself. very nicely done. Loved it and shared across with votes all upway.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow what a poem.. I think i need to say that .. to a certain person..

      love your poem.. many blessings

      Sharing

      Debbie

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thanks for reading and your comments.

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      Adriene (A. D.) Joyce 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Lovely poem. I like the show of strength at the end.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      One can only take so much pain, until it is time to move on to greener pastures. So well done!

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      lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      You really followed through on your poem, liked the ending too. Awesome! Did you read my hub/poem? Love is gone, but not forever...

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thanks for the encouragement careermommy.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow, that was such a simple, yet powerful and heartfelt poem truthfornow. Great job.