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How can I cut out the Pain?
Cut out the Feelings? 
Without saying goodbye?
The truth is that I know I should 
purchase a new pattern 
and stop clinging to the old one
But you will always be one
of the most inspiring fabrics 
I've ever seen. The one I'll always
dream about. 

Something I never got to fully explore
A design that I couldn't get anyone else to fit
So I modeled you at home
And slowly I fell for your charms 
You became something special to me

And that's when our friendship changed
I'm tryng to figure out
how to make alterations 
to us without ruining the whole garment. 
How can I still spare some pieces of you and me 
once change gets it's way? 

I want you in my life regardless. 
And I said I'd be there no matter what 
But when the pain gets involved 
I'm gonna have to do everything in my power
not to perform my normal reaction which is to run 
I'm trying to figure out how I would keep that promise.
How I could still be in your life without the extra attachments.
Is that even possible once I take the scizzor and cut all 
of these feelings and unravel us? 


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  1. Date: 3/30/2011 8:49:00 AM
    we all have had our hearts hurt, but time does heel all wounds. my first marriage ended bad. i wanted to end it all, one night i almost did in 1968 when i was drunk, but backed out. i'm glad i did, i met my second wife and we have now been married 40 years. so things will work out. this was a moving poem keep posting.