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Three months is date 
Six months our hearts pulsate 
Ninth month is here
If there isn't hate
Then soon will be a year  
We're really to believe it to be fate? 

Smothering ourselves in this theory 
A concept based solely upon the idealistic "soulmate" 
By this, we incorrigibly infatuate 
Neglecting what's real 
Ignorantly becoming our own hostages 
Essentially an internal inmate 

Prisoners who fear 
And self mutilate 
We're sitting patiently as we wait
And wait
Just to wait

Playing these games we're burdened to tolerate
Causing confusion 
Creating heartache

But in the end I'm betting all that I've got
Betting on the most evident of facts 
As I'll always be the first to call... 


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  1. Date: 8/16/2012 5:06:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Cassandra. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol 08/16/2012

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 8:17:00 PM
    a good poem

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 12:43:00 PM
    Interesting work..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Sad that some become prisoners of fear, distrust, and self mutilate..Sara

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 11:24:00 AM
    A fate called love... Terry (great poem!)