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Run and Don't Look Back.

Updated on May 19, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

Run, don't walk, don't stop to talk, just beat feet

If it is inevitable remove yourself from the pain

"Run and dont look back.

When love withers 
and no nurturing can 
allow regrowth.
When evenings are 
completly spent 
before night even falls.
When snoring replaces 
pillow talk 
and a warm bath 
starts to look really good.
When the television 
takes priority 
and interruptions 
of any show 
draws wrath.
When small mistakes 
became monumental, 
when kisses are 
a tight lipped 
turning away too soon, 
when all approaches 
are detoured, 
when sighs are 
like a voice choir 
in the rafters of your house, 
when panties are just laundry, 
when "I love you's" 
are spoken and the silence 
remains unbroken, 
when tears are dried up 
and no more can be coaxed, 
when your heart 
is a raisin 
in the glare of 
his or her 
heated glances ,
when sex becomes only 
the first part 
of sex-tuplets, 
and seven has been 
four for far too long, 
and not ever long enough, 
when hard means attitude, 
and cuddling is some 
time with your puppy, 
when kind words are only heard 
on the telephone 
directed to someone else, 
when loneliness sits on you 
and the weight of it 
crushes all hope, 
when you ask, plead 
beg, curse
rant and scream 
yet the stone face of the 
latest edition 
to Mt. Rushmore 
simply gazes into space. 
When you realize it 
has evaporated like 
the perfume she used 
to wear for you. 
When life is one long 
dreary event that rears 
it's ugly head daily.... 
Run ...beat feet.... 
hit the bricks 
give it up...take only 
what you can carry 
and don't look back. 
No documentation of 
love's death 
no long sad goodbyes 
love leaves just as harshly, 
and those that stay around 
get ground up in the 
details of why?? 
Run ...don't ponder 
get as far away as you can, 
start over,
start anew, 
it never happened. 
She/he never was 
there's a whole world 
of people who ran 
out there looking for
someone to run with,
believe me you won't
be alone for long.

© 2009 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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