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The Damage

Would I have done the things I've done
If somehow the knowledge
Had been presented to me in the past
About the future

Was the risk of a broken heart
 Worth all the faith and trust
That I wanted to give you
So we could be happy

I stare at the rubble
Of what used to to be my heart
Memories flood me
Of how strong the foundation was with you

We built it together
Took pride in our happiness
Did we take it for granted?
Or did fate set the demolition switch?

Love was supposed to be there
I was certain
But it left you suddenly
And the first switch blew

Every tear I shed
Set off dynamite to our fortress 
And I watched it crumble
While you looked away

I am standing here now
As the remains slowly get cleaned up
He's helping me clear the damage
And rebuild the shattered heart
in my soul.

The sun shines
And the dust clears
I see you smiling for me
And i'll smile back at you.

Things can always get better.


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  1. Date: 3/11/2009 4:09:00 PM
    This is just beautiful. I love the 7th stanza... it's so true! I also love your ending! Great write.