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A Letter to Myself

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A Letter to Myself

I’m sorry for the nightmare I allowed to be your reality, and
I’m sorry I failed to illuminate a way out
I turned my back on you when you needed me most
I’m sorry I was a coward

I’m sorry for all the damaging words I said to you, but even more
I’m sorry I made you believe they were true
I took you for granted and battled with you every day
I’m sorry I did not think you were good enough to be treated better

I’m sorry for laying too much pressure on you; nobody is perfect, so
I’m sorry for making you believe you had to be
I did not trust you, respect you, listen to you, or appreciate you
I’m sorry I took you for granted

I’m sorry that I pitied you, and
I’m sorry I made you feel foolish and unimportant
I failed to treat you like the remarkable person you truly are
I’m sorry I made you feel you were alone

I’m sorry I did not love you
I’m sorry that I am apologizing to you; the
one person who will be with me always

HOWEVER

I am not sorry for a single tear I wept
each drop represents all that I have endured
I have learned much about life, relationships and most importantly – YOU
pain is temporary
for every burning tear that escapes, relief follows

I will be strong again
I will live again
I will love again
I will trust again

I will survive another day

Diana-Marie Bombardieri
Originally written: November 2005
Re-write: January 2012

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  1. Date: 1/31/2012 1:16:00 PM

    Absolutely loved this. It was powerful and was hitting home for me. Thank you for sharing.

    Bombardieri Avatar Diana-Marie Bombardieri Date: 2/3/2012 10:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Taylor, this one was from the heart.
  1. Date: 1/27/2012 12:35:00 PM

    Yes you will Diana-Marie,yes you will,be strong and love again.Lovely poem!!oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 1/21/2012 9:47:00 PM

    Diane Marie this is so awesome a write .. u are as brilliant as your lovely Mom Vienna.. so happy to welcome u to PS.. hope to read more and more luv..

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 12:00:00 PM

    ~Magnificent~ Diana-Marie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/18/2012 1:48:00 PM

    It has the wow! factor,Diana,written in a very honest and profound way.I don`t know if its from real experience or not,but you definitely reveal some deep insights here.Keep up the write,my friend.You`re awesome!