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When Did Loving Us Stop

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When Did Loving Us Stop

When did we grow a part
Surely there can be no date assignment
Nor can a time of the hour or minute placed
When did we become selfishly alone
Preferring the singular to the plural in tone
When did loving each other take the preverbal back seat
With vain wisdom filling our hearts
When did touching excite no more
The sensations callused by prideful numbness
When did thoughtfulness tenderness and kind words
Thus exchanged for screaming hurtfulness and distraught 
When did trust slip away as sand in an hour glass
Spying each other- knowing it could not last
When did honor turn into threats
Threats of self-preservation by disarmament
When did our breath die to seek servitude as one 
As passion was placed into a closet  – we entered the ring
When did love stop- we now needing new air
When did we die and we simply did not care

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  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Heart wrenching !!! Sometimes I think it's put in a box on a high shelf...unseen by the stow-er of love. Sometimes I think it becomes compacent or simply selfish. This is very thought provoking !!

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Yes Mark same line-Time has its way of changing all around us-If we're luck we endure and survive to continue living good