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Rated: E · Poetry · Dark · #2236577
After my divorce, I dated one girl & it was short-lived. Now four years alone is enough.
Love's rush came like a summer storm
I couldn't have stopped it if I tried
Friends forgotten in the tempest of new love
Like being carried away by the tide

Promises made were soon broken
Won over by a lover's charms
Blinded by lust that knew no bounds
Forever in each other's arms

Falling in love was so easy
Letting go without fear of what might be
Headfirst with reckless abandon
Only in hindsight, did I see

Giving my love without hesitation
A fool and his heart soon torn apart
The darkness which came out of her light
If only I had known from the start

A case of want versus need
And what we could offer each other
It's what human instinct commands
Searching for the perfect lover

But perfection is so very rare
And true love even less so
But there is no stopping a lonely heart
Quick in hope, instead of taking it slow

There are those not so inclined
Living for the chase, but not the prize
Heart breakers, soul stealer’s and players alike
Looking me in the eye as she told her lies

How could I have known?
Like a moth flying into the flame
Easy pickings for someone so beautiful
And too easy for me to point the finger of blame

All I want now is for this pain to end
Should I wish I had never met her?
Then what about all the memories?
Of the good times, we had together

Love and broken hearts go hand in hand
Enough to drive a person insane
Give up and spend life alone?
Or pick myself up and try again?




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