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Refused To See

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Refused To See

There are still nights
Up alone, I think of you
How right you were
But still how very wrong 
How can that be?
I battle amongst myself
Temptation to call
Just want to hear your voice
See your face
Though I know it’s wrong
I want to touch your lips
With mine
Remember the kiss I left?
How sweet and gentle
The lips of an angel 
You gave it what you could
I asked for more
You had nothing left 
Though you looked 
So I left 
Feeling you were used
What you gave me
Was what I was after
I refused to change
Refused to see


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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 8:47:00 PM
    Nice. I see some of your experiences are same as mine throughout life. Btw i would consider it's form to be a lyric poem (since it clearly expresses the author's feelings, in other words you.)

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 7:42:00 PM
    Heart Touching. Really, enjoyed your poem! ?

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 2:43:00 PM
    Very heartfelt

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:01:00 AM
    Dear Matthew YOU have the amazing, magical ability in penning your soulful thoughts, I felt your poem in my heart. Thank-You.

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 7:57:00 PM
    A touching write. Thanks for sharing this. Wow. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:06:00 AM
    Kudos sir, great style and great wording.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 6:01:00 AM
    My heart felt sad with every word! :( What a beautiful poem from the heart. They say each person represent a reason, a season, or a life time... A life time love seems like the best gift of the three however "A Reason" I believe is the greatest! It may hurt the most but there was a direct reason for that person (angel) was apart of your life. How special you must be that "Heaven rained just for you!" ;)