I shouldn't have! A poem
I put you on a pedestal
But I should never have done that.
You never wanted to be there,
And it made you look down on me.
I vowed to love you forever,
And could have easily done it.
But that too was a mistake as
As one day you stopped loving me.
The life we shared was bittersweet
As we never had the same dreams.
Mine were a quest for happiness
Yours were guided by possessions.
Even though we shared the same bed,
We lived on a different planet.
And when we appeared together,
We were never so far apart.
Living with you was close to hell,
But being without you is a bitch.
If we could start over again,
I'm not convinced I would want to.
I should let go of memories
Of all my happy times with you
For it doesn't do any good
To hold on to my sanity.
I know! It is unfortunate!
Part of me will always love you
For it's not easy to erase
The greatest love of my all life.
I shouldn't have, I tell myself
But suddenly I remember
That there is no greater failure
Than the failure of not trying.
Hell, what am I babbling about?
You're gone and I'll never see you
Again, but seriously wonder
Do I hate you, do I love you?
As they say, life will go on,
Life is a bitch and then you die.
I keep thinking I shouldn't have,
But deep at heart, I'm glad I did!
Copyright 2013 by Austinhealy, his heirs and assigns for the text, as credited for the illustrations
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