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I Want More of Him

Updated on July 15, 2012

I want more of him

But he wants less of me

So although it hurts like hell

It's time to set him free

I will not change the girl I am

Just to be the girl he needs

It would be like trying to grow pumpkins

From watermelon seeds

We had amazing moments

At times our love was strong

But rubber bands eventually snap

If you stretch them out too long

So it's time our paths diverge

I'll leave with dignity and grace

And wish him only happiness

With the girl that takes my place



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      6 years ago

      Yes, I agree... nice poem.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Short, sweet and to the point. Often it's better to just let go.

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      Sharon Christy 

      6 years ago from India

      Catchy poem... great rhyme scheme! :) Voted up and awesome!

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      6 years ago

      Voted up awesome! That's the right attitude. As women, it is in our DNA to give because we are nurturers and this is the way we were conditioned to show love, but there comes a time that we must pull back if we are doing all the giving and not receiving. In other words, the less you give, the more you will receive.

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      6 years ago

      "I will not change the girl I am

      Just to be the girl he needs

      It would be like trying to grow pumpkins

      From watermelon seeds"

      Love the imagery and the poem.

      Voted up and away!

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thanks so much for the kind words!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Beautifully written as only you know how to do. You have a great attitude and deep insight.

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      Alan R Lancaster 

      6 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      Sounds like somebody's been over the mountains and through the mill. Humorous touch there, what with pumpkin seeds and rubber bands. We can't be anybody else than we are, and it's no use trying to be.

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      6 years ago from USA.

      7:13pm Sunday July 15, 2012

      Dear Koshaugh,

      How generous are you! You devote yourself to your love.

      So proud to be your friend.


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      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Koshaugh, you did it again. Beautiful and inspirational. Voted up! Awesome.

    • Koshaugh profile imageAUTHOR

      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thank you!

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      LJ Scott 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Incredible poem koshaugh. Straight to the point. Again a great one.

    • Koshaugh profile imageAUTHOR

      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thanks Joyce!

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      You are our excellent poet with this poem.

      Vote up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Beautiful, short and sweet...... ;)

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      B Lucy 

      6 years ago from Podunk, Virginia

      Heartbreakingly wonderful . . .

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thank you!!

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      6 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      says Sweet!...

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      Richard Kane 

      6 years ago from Oakland CA

      be grateful for the time you did get to share paths. Thank you for sharing.

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      6 years ago from UK

      This is wonderful !!! You have a skill that despite the sadness of the piece, to read it is a pleasure that has put a smile on my face.

      Great writing yet again.

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      6 years ago from los angeles, ca

      voted up and awesome! short, good choice of words that bring it straight to the point; i like!


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