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The Words That Hurt the Worst

Updated on April 24, 2013

When the final moment came

And you said those fateful words

That I wasn't brave enough to say

I cried

Not because you said you were leaving

For I was prepared for that

But because you said it so nicely

I think that sometimes in goodbyes

The words that hurt the worst

Are not the bitter and cruel ones

But the kind ones

The ones that are gentle and sincere

Because you know you'll never have a chance

Of convincing yourself

That they aren't true

It's so much simpler

When the victim and the villain

Are easily defined

Perhaps I could have convinced myself

That you never loved me

Why did you have to look at me like that?

Why did you have to go

And be so damn kind?


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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Some break ups can be bitter and the worst is that sometimes you never see it coming.

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      BradTheGeek 5 years ago

      I've been the nice one. The one on the other side of this. And as kind as I tried to make my words, they still rent someone asunder. And I hate myself for it.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Sometimes the kindest words in the English language have the ability to tear at the heart strings the hardest.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I agree; much harder than leaving on a bad note, although I'm sure to many that makes no sense at all. :)