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If I Stayed

Updated on July 16, 2012

If I stayed

I wonder

Would we fall in love all over again

Would we ever make it back

To the place

Where we first fell in love

Before I lost you somehow

And perhaps lost myself a little too

For reasons I still can't grasp

I blame myself mostly

But perhaps this is as silly

As thinking I can control

When the wind changes directions

So I could stay and hope

That we will find our way back

To that most perfect kind of happiness

But I was never very good at hoping

And you were never very good

At giving me reasons to


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      frank 3 years ago

      Very beautiful poem. Speaks to me.

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      Danielle blaiq 4 years ago

      Great piece! thank you for sharing :-)

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thanks so much!

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      Poetic Fool 5 years ago

      Kara, this is a beautiful piece! The last three lines close it perfectly. Wonderful! Voted up, awesome and shared.

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      I'm so glad you like my poetry! Thanks so much for reading them!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      You are one of my favorite poets. Your way of putting emotions to verse is amazing. Reading it always has a profound effect on me.

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      Mellonyy 5 years ago

      Very emotional.....Thanks for sharing!

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      So beautiful and REAL. Love this. Voting up!!!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great poem.

      Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      eHealer- Thanks so much! I haven't really considered a book of poems but wouldn't rule it out:)

      billybuc- I'm so glad your story had a happy ending! The word "tormenting" is definitely a good way to describe these types of situations!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Bev and I had to break up four times before we came to the realization that we really did want to stay together forever. Great job of capturing the tormenting questions that I had to ask myself several years ago.

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      Deborah 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Koshaugh, very thoughtful and beautiful piece. Have you ever considered a book of poems? This is really good. Keep 'em coming. Voted up.