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I Didn't Know You Anymore

Updated on July 24, 2012

I left you

And even then I didn't know

The reasons why

I just knew I couldn't stay

But looking back I see

The reason why was simple

I didn't know you anymore

Perhaps I never really did

I was caught up for so long

In being in love with a person

That wasn't real

A person that I created

Somewhere in my mind

In the silence between us

I heard you say words

That you never really said

I thought that you needed me

When really you just used me

But worst of all

I thought that you were kind

And kindness is a terrible thing

To be mistaken about


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      Kara Monterey 3 years ago from Indianapolis

      Good guess! The oshaugh is, in fact, o'shaughnessey:)

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      frank 3 years ago

      Again I like this very much. Wondering if the oshaug is o'shaughnessy and you have wonderful Irish gift of forging words into timeless truths

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      Carla Hilary 4 years ago

      Wish I would have written these words ..Beautiful :)

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I wonder how many people end their relationships because they feel like this. Some people are comfortable living in their illusions, but is that really a good way to live.

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      udontnomi 5 years ago from intense introspection

      sometimes we project qualities onto people that they don't really possess. How hard it is to accept our folly. I have been there, dot thet-shirt, the hat, and the coffee mug.

      Now I have the happy meal.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Creatively said. Those who have golden tongues can make anyone believe anything.

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      rust 5 years ago from East Texas Woods

      You have the elusive gift of great cadence and that is quite exceptional these days. So keep it up, grow peacefully and internally, and just be you.

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      Because there are so many good poets here this is an amazing compliment. Thanks so much!

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thank you so much!!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      This is a wonderful poem and written so well probably like always.

      Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      rust 5 years ago from East Texas Woods

      You're my favorite of the poets that I read here.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Wow - Kindness is a terrible thing to be mistaken about. Just one of the many lines that hit me straight through the heart.

      Amazing writing. Voting up.