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Why Does Everything Remind Me of Something Else?

Updated on April 27, 2013

Why does everything remind me

Of something else?

And by something else

I mean one specific person

That contaminated half of the world for me

Why can't San Francisco

Just be San Francisco

Instead of where we fell in love?

Why can't black jeeps just be black jeeps

Why do I always have to look twice

To make sure he's not at the wheel?

Why can't daisies just be daisies

Instead of what he gave me

On the worst day?

Now I'll spend the rest of my life

Trying to change

What everything symbolizes to me

So then I can be free of him

At last

But some days the symbols are all I've got

And I cling to them

So maybe I don't want to be free

As much as I'd like to believe





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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      That is so good. I voted up!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh, This is so beautiful and echoes my thoughts..

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      pagesvoice, thanks for your kind words. Much appreciated!

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      Dennis L. Page 5 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Voted up and beautiful. As a man I can tell you the feelings are the same for us. You have taken some strong emotions and expressed them so vividly. Time heals all wounds and who knows.

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      Vellur and Astra Nomic, thanks so much!

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      Cathy Nerujen 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      You are bitten like the woman bit by the vampire, but the bite is sweet and intoxicating... and there is no turning back. LOL. Lovely poem.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem -loved these lines -

      But some days the symbols are all I've got

      And I cling to them

      So maybe I don't want to be free

      As much as I'd like to believe

      and every other line. Voted up.