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Extra Mile

Updated on February 24, 2012

I wrote this at a time in my life when I felt I was being used. Even betrayed. By friends. People I trusted. Despite that, I felt compelled to do the right thing. Because I still had to live with me.

the sadness in my eyes
betrays the way I feel
hurt so deep
so numb, so surreal

i've given my all
whatever could help
i gave 'til i bled
i sacrificed self

a glimmer of hope
revealed in an innocent smile
just to do what's right
i'd walk an extra mile


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    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 7 years ago

      I'd walk an extra mile just to be smitten by one of your poetic excursions into the heart and soul!

      In fact I have walked several billion miles - you see I am a visitor from Mars and we are looking for people like you who represent the idea of the creative anomaly: bright, intelligent, attractive, witty and charming!

      You are the complete package my dear earthling - our MARTIAN

      culture is impressed!

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      The fact that you had to realise you have to live with yourself is the moment you gained a great insight into life. You are not bitter and that is good and blessings to you and I hope that life brings you good things in the future! Thanks for sharing.

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      Myn Is Me 8 years ago

      i wrote it a few years ago now. it must be an early twenties girl thing. i think as we get older we are choosier with who we trust.

      well sometimes we get the occasional one that slips thru!

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Very emotionally driven poem, and I myself have gone through times in my early twenties when I felt that way.