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Three Seconds

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Three Seconds

I'm mystified to hear her voice
What a silence she can make 
Three seconds till she grabs the phone
Three seconds till I break 

Three seconds till I cry out dry
My hands begin to shake 
I'm withdrawing from the love she's got 
I'll dream till I awake 

I'll tell her that I love her
And the morning birds will hush
She'll say I need to move on 
That I've dialed her up too much 

Three seconds till she breaks my heart 
For everything I did 
My lies were not enough to kill
That double life I lived 

Time before she answers 
And her tears come through the phone
I got three seconds left 
Before she tells me I'm alone 

By Kyle Ezra Kriticos 


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  1. Date: 11/15/2012 6:13:00 PM

    How heart felt! Kinda makes me sad :( ill still marry you ;) if you took the time to write this (if from life experience) I think you are quite a gentlemen