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I thought about you the other day.
I couldn't help the smile that came.
Nor could I help how quickly it faded
When you made it
Come and go so easily,
So effortlessly,
So comfortably.
It's so crazy
That you still have that same effect on me,
But I see now
That this isn't how it's supposed to be,
Not for you and I.
Don't ask why.
Just realize
That I no longer believe your lies,
And you can't continue to make me cry.
I'm moving on with my life.

I thought about you just last week
And happiness and peace,
They came over me,
Because you can't drop me to my knees
Crying please,
Don't go,
Because I know
Better than I've ever known
That you are no good and I'm not going down that road.
I'm turning around,
And I'm not looking back.
Got my feet on the ground.
I know just where I'm at
And what lies ahead of me,
Because this ain't how it's supposed to be,
Not for you and I.
Please, don't ask why.
That you can't keep on telling me lies.
No, I'm not gonna cry.
I'm moving on with my life.

I dreamt about you the other night.
We were in the middle of a typical fight.
You were wrong. I was right.
Back and forth with your lies.
No patience,
Just frustration.
For participation.
Seeing which one
Would be the first to lose control,
Causing it to come to blows.
It was just like deja-vu.
When did this become me and you?
This ain't how it's supposed to be,
Not for you and me.
Don't ask why.
Just realize
That I'm not gonna cry.
I am sick of your lies.
So I'm moving on with my life.
It's time to say goodbye.

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  1. Date: 1/18/2009 4:46:00 PM
    Getting your feelings out, especially in poetry, is very cathartic... your pieces are full of self-realisation and truth. BRAVO Stephanie!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 1/14/2009 6:29:00 PM
    Wow, very emotionally written and well expressed, I could feel all the energy you put into this. It is never easy letting go of someone you know is wrong for you and bringing you down, no matter how much you want to believe they can change, sometimes it's just not meant to be and you deserve so much better. It's time for healing and I sense you gained the strength to let go and break free, Good for you...Awesome write!!God Bless You *Tyesha