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I'm Leaving You

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I'm Leaving You

I’m leaving you
I’m sorry
Forgive me
When you find this note
This silly piece of paper
That can’t possibly carry
All the little fears
That are tying my heart
Into knots…
Don’t hate me!

I’m leaving
Because….because I’m afraid
You’re too perfect
Too kind 
Too gracious
Too loving
Too protective
It scares me
I’m not used to being loved
Genuinely
Truly…for who I am
And not for what I do
Or what I give!

I’m leaving
Before I mess things up
And break your heart
And shatter your dreams
Before I drive that knife
Of doubt
Into your soft beautiful heart
Before I become needy
And demanding
And impossible to live with

I’m leaving
I’m afraid of my feelings
Afraid I’ll idolize you
Do your every bidding
And so lose myself,
That you will find nothing in me...
To entice you
To tantalize you
To keep you wanting
And craving
Nothing that will make you want to
Continue to explore
My soul
My body
My mind
My dreams

I’m leaving
Because I just love you way too much….
To stay!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:29:00 AM
    U re unbelievable. U should stay,I think.luv des poem.

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 1:28:00 PM
    The minefield of love, another great poem from you, love this. Take care, Regards Richard

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 8:35:00 PM
    This is so sweet Eileen. Truly from your heart...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/18/2013 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Donna...You know what is sweet? How you are always so supportive of me!
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 5:30:00 PM
    It is easy to lose yourself in a relationship but oh how sweet the insanity can be. This is another excellent write Eileen.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/18/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why thank you, dear Richard. I'm all for insanity! :)