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Screaming, ranting, raving
When the world didn't do it your way,
Your anger so violent
I feared for your heart;
A blood vessel, like a fuse
That's all it takes
Blown and you 're out
You threatened so often
That it would make us happy
If you died.
No! No! No!
That's not the way
It's supposed to be.
We love you then and now.
We wanted for you
The help you so desperately needed
And we couldn't give
Or get for you.
You  have to ask for yourself.
Yet, you would not, could not ask;
It would not be manly
To show such 'weakness".
Now, we say,
If only, if only,
If only, what?

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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 4:29:00 AM
    Thank you very much robin!

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 6:29:00 PM
    words of darkness, despair, hopelessness and depth, the feelings you are writing about come through very clearly nice job

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 7:48:00 AM
    Great feeling behind this poem, very emotional write.

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 7:00:00 AM
    The agony and regret wring out so well. Well writ.