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The Hardest Thing I've Ever Had To Do

The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,
Was to say I’m through with you.

Well, of course, 
It was pretty hard when you refused to go to the funeral after my Father died,
And I’d hate for this relationship to end in a lie, so…

The second hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,
Was to say I’m through with you.

But, to come to think of it, 
It was probably harder when I had to give Skippy away.
You know, when you made us move to Florida because you hated the cold,
I’ll never forget that day.

The third hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,
Was to say I’m through with you.

Well, not quite as hard as it was when I had that little operation,
And you decided still to take your vacation,
And left me alone in the hospital with no visitation.
That was hard.

The fourth hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,
Was to say I’m through with you.

You know, I did take it pretty hard when I proposed to you
And you said if I couldn’t buy you a bigger ring we’d be through
And I had to sell my car and hock my guitar
To get you a ring as big as a star.
That was pretty hard.

The fifth hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,
Was to say I’m through with you.

Well darn it, no!
It was hard going to school at nights and working all day
Because you didn’t want to get a job and wanted me to earn more pay.
What exactly did you do with yourself all day!?

The sixth hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,
Was to say I’m through with you.

No, its time to admit it,
I saw you with Tom that night,
And Bob the time before that,
And Tim and George, Harry and Frank.
That was hard on me and I’ve got you to thank.

The seventh hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,
Was to say I’m through with you.

Now just wait a minute!
This is not hard.
In fact this is rather easy.
The hard part was living with you,
Placating you,
Pretending to love you,
Pretending that you loved me,
Heck, this is easy!

The easiest thing I’ve ever had to do,
Was to say I’m through with you!

Boy that was easy!
Now I feel much better.

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  1. Date: 9/25/2012 12:50:00 PM
    Love this one, Joe. Man, you really build a case for a dump. Enjoyed thoroughly. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 4:59:00 AM
    wow . surreal . wow .have i mentioned wow. so real. so beautiful. thank you thank you so much for something so gorgeous

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 10:49:00 AM
    Wow...Excellent write! This one goes to my faves.

  1. Date: 6/22/2010 5:46:00 AM
    Congrats for this, Joe! Well i sure enjoyed the turn of events here Joe--glad it was easier at the end! And wow--check out the time I commented on your blog and the time you commented on my 20:10!! Exactly the same time 5:38--how uncanny is that?? and I loved how you commented on it, touched my heart that my write could move you that way...btw that write is not true...hopefully you checked out the happier version too ;) thank you again! --nikko :)

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 9:27:00 AM
    congrats! Joe! hard hittin' ink! jimbo

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 6:17:00 PM
    dang that was awesome not the part about her cheating on you but the poem in all i love it personally i think you should have won but whatever right keep up there cool writing skills

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 4:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in John's contest Joe. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 2:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in the Gauntlet Contest. Moving forward!!! Good writing! Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 8:30:00 AM
    What a amazing story.....we were rooting for you, Joe....!!! You have written a tale in which many guys and gals, will see themselves...and perhaps will also see the light! :) Great job!

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 7:12:00 AM
    Congrats Joe on your winning poem in John's contest with this wonderful write... enjoy the success of victory .. with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 9:31:00 PM
    Okay that's it, it's official, you a remarkably brilliant. Had to read this one aloud as well. All I can say is...WOW!

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 6:10:00 PM
    Wow!I love this poem.Love how you kept coming up with things that were harder to do.And I love the repetition in the poem too. -Jasmine 'Jaz' Nicole

  1. Date: 4/27/2010 9:07:00 AM
    WONDERFUL! Give the bi*** the boot! Well written!

  1. Date: 4/26/2010 3:37:00 PM
    When I first started reading I thought okay so he got out of a relationship that he didn't want out of, but the more I kept reading I started thing okay it's not the hardest thing to do so just get it over with and then the finale and she's out the door! I loved how you kept coming up with something that you had to do because of her that was harder than leaving her then finally how you said okay this is easy. Love it. Keep up the great work. Love, Destiny

  1. Date: 4/24/2010 1:45:00 PM

  1. Date: 4/24/2010 11:42:00 AM
    This is a very witty reflection on a serious matter, Joe. I really enjoyed the way your realization progressed to the point of knowing it was really not hard at all to end a relationship with one who appeared to be very self centered. EXCELLENT! This goes to my favorites! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/24/2010 11:42:00 AM
    love it, i have to admit it is always easy for a guy to leave a girl than a girl to leave a guy no matter how many time he cheats..this is a # 1 in my book..

  1. Date: 4/24/2010 11:40:00 AM
    I enjoyed this write very much. Really neat how you kept on putting 'the hardest thing....' further and further down the list until it became the easiest. Fantastic concept. Chris.

  1. Date: 4/24/2010 11:34:00 AM
    breaking up is always hard to do once your heart mends you'll be able to move on the first and hard part is over stay strong best wishes to you in your life faleshia

  1. Date: 4/24/2010 11:31:00 AM
    So many reasons to end this relationship ....I can see that it was one-sided..Keep the thought provoking writes coming..Sara