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Getting Over

I left a tear on my pillow
One lonely tear on my pillow
The morning you left me 
That cold day in hell
Now all that I’m feeling
Is pretty much nothing
And the tear is now bigger
It can fill up this well
	That hole that I call a well

A vague recollection
I gave some misdirection
Which prompted your leaving
Leaving me in this pain
Now all that I’m left with
Is an empty impression
Of your body in bed here
And I need you again
	To pull me from this hell

Your love…
	You took it and went away
Your love…
	Too hard to get over it
Your love…
	Was it real or just pretend
Your love…
	I don’t care, I no longer need
Your love…

The room is now darker
Though the window’s wide open
As the sun yet shines in
It leaves me no view
And this tear on my pillow
Has grown to an ocean
With waves that are crushing
Because of just you
	My heart, it cries for you

So now, with my face in this pillow
My tears they can’t fall
My cries, they are silenced 
To nothing at all
I hope this will end soon
The pain and heartache
And I can then move on
As my life is at stake
	Because, I must get over…

Your love…
	You took it and went away
Your love…
	Too hard to get over it
Your love…
	Was it real or just pretend
Your love…
	I don’t care, I no longer need
Your love…

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  1. Date: 4/28/2011 3:52:00 PM
    I like how you portrayed that there is not always 1 defining moment that ruins a relationship ("vague recollection"). I also like the image of the empty impression and then in the next verse how the tears seem to fill that impression, and then in the next verse how it's empty again.

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 1:29:00 PM
    Michael I really enjoyed this lyrical write on a lost love.. How sad that we tend to struggle to move on and the questions remain was it real love or pretend? Your piece captured that emotions brilliantly ;) Wilma