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Lessons Learned


I  know you don't love me lately. I barely love me too

I put you in situations that take a lot of getting use to.. I use to

seem to have it all figured out, I'm still learning

you were all I cared about at one point and now you're hurting

And I just still can't decide if this is more befitting or deserving.

I wish that I was selfish, so that meeting you and loving you was something I never dealt with

But I will never know it, I will never take the time to sit back and wonder " what if"

what if you  were ever mine, What if I became a vision , Instead of an option I became a decision.

And I know you dont love me but you only know me now

If you ever met me back then. you'd prefer to love me now

But I been through hell and back, its been hard. I think Its obvious

but love me for the fact that I traded in my negativity for the positive.

you dont love me, i wouldn't love me either

but I know that you think of me, and im still a believer

if we feel we don't deserve it then we never take the time

if we feel it's not deserving  , we consider it a lie

Just a moment for your thoughts. and the promises you're breaking

if moving on is never taught, a mistake is all we're making

a bridge will always burn, until you learn to love me

this is just a lesson learned.

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  1. Date: 1/3/2012 1:48:00 PM
    love will come and goes my friend. Welcome in Soup ! oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 5:25:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Brooklyn. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol