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Never Enough

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Never Enough

I always love more,
and it kills me in the end.
I always give more than I receive
even though I cherish each smile like it alone
was responsible for moving the world,
it was never enough 
and I was never enough,
but we both knew the teams weren't quite even
and each was playing by a different set of rules.
So I gave you all I had and
took out a loan to give you more-
leaving my heart hungry so I could make sure
there was always enough to fill yours-
and you gave me what you had 
and I cherished each glance like it kept the oceans churning.
I pawned my soul and shed my skin-
leaving my bones cold and aching-
so yours would never feel hollow.
And I gave you everything I had
and loved you with all my strength
until my heart gave out-
and yet I still managed a few more beats
for good measure-
And you gave me what you could but
it wasn't enough
and still I cherished each ounce of your love
like it was the last breath ghosting across my lips
in one final offering to you-
"I love you."

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  1. Date: 7/17/2013 10:19:00 AM
    Love your free verse . I bet many can relate to your beautiful words confessing the sacrifices you made. Remember that love should be returned and shared. Be good to yourself :)

    Muir Avatar Gabby Muir
    Date: 7/17/2013 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you (:
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 9:55:00 AM
    Love shouldn't ever change who you are inside. But, that said, I can understand & relate to the sacrifices made to keep those hearts beating. Excellent writing!

    Muir Avatar Gabby Muir
    Date: 7/17/2013 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you (: