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Sure of Something

Updated on July 15, 2012

It's never hurt so bad

To be as sure of something

As I was tonight

When I said I was moving on

And would not return

I would think that finally being free

From the tortures of the past

Would feel so much better

Than it does

Sometimes I think we become

More attached to certain kinds of pain

Than we do to happiness

It doesn't make sense

That you can be 100% sure

You made the right decision

And yet still feel

So terrible inside


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      Tua 4 years ago

      That was so so beautiful and relatable. It's harder to get over the clingy habit of staying in pain. Probably we do it in fear of loss of the purpose, the purpose of being in pain.

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      Alan R Lancaster 5 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      Seems you've been over the rollercoaster without throwing up! I regained my sealegs again but the ground still felt a bit wobbly for a while as I went through a procession of girlfriends in the '70's! Mind you, that's not to say it CAN'T happen again.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I think a part of us does enjoy being in chaos, because we at least feel something. Once you decide to move on, numbness follows and we dont feel so alive.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      What you've written is really true, this how I felt about my first husband. It took me three years to realize this, then I walked out and didn't return.

      Voted up useful and interesting, Joyce.

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      Jim-very true that sometimes we don't even realize how bad something sucked until after we've moved on. thanks for commenting!

      Vellur and fjpteach- Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated!

      pennyofheaven-I agree that we are creatures of habit and even giving up habits that are very destructive to us can be difficult! Thanks for commenting:)

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      pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Perhaps it is more because we are creatures of habit and do not always embrace change even though our heart tells us we are doing the right thing. We do eventually adjust to the change. Excellent poem.

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      fjpteach 5 years ago from Humble, TX

      Excellent! Happy Writing!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Very true. Great write, beautifully expressed.

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      TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Very strong. Very sad, and very beautiful. Something great has happened to me that I never thought would. I had got used to the pain and just ignored it. Didn't realize how bad something sucked untill something good came along. I'm being very vague, I realize. lol

      ~ jim