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For a Moment

For a moment, I believed I even allowed myself to breathe. . . To smile upon you in all that was said and done For a moment, you were there And a simple thought made me beam I was there looking you in the eye it seemed For a moment, doubt swept under my feet Threatening to bring me to the ground But your words pulled me up by the string For a heavy moment, I realized Just how far you are from me Too far to be close—to far to allow that smile And for another sad, long moment, I sit here in awe-struck despair Wondering why the smile was ever there

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  1. Date: 9/7/2013 9:14:00 AM
    Hey Laura, I can see this exactly. There are glimmers of hope. You captured this so exquisitely. I wish for you a special love of enduring happiness and joy. It will happen. Nothing wrong with hope for love. Please give yourself a truckload of credit for being the sweet thing you are. Yay!

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 12:54:00 PM
    Laura, it's not your fault, we choose to believe when being pulled in by words.. hope you keep the smile, not for the moment... but for yourself... enjoyed..Linda

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 1:01:00 AM
    Your never to far away to see a smile. :o) They are every where.