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I'm Gonna Make Myself Forget

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I'm Gonna Make Myself Forget

You toyed with my affections!
You played me for a fool!
I wish, I could have sensed the truth,
I wish, I'd "Gone to School"!

I know I should have listened,
to the warnings given me!
But, I so believed you loved me,
I was just too blind to see!

I thought that you were happy.
That's the way it seemed to me.
But, you tried to change me, into someone,
I did not want to be!

My heart is not a plaything!
I'm not a puppet on a string!
It's a shame, the way you treated me!
My love, could not have meant a thing!

I'm not putty in your hands, my dear.
I'm not made of molding clay.
If you can't accept me as I am,
then please, just go away!

You never really loved me,
but, that don't matter anymore!
I'm not the fool I used to be,
so, I'm walking out the door!

I never really stood a chance!
That's my main regret!
I know this won't be easy,
but, I'm gonna make myself forget!

I know that I can do it!
I know I have the knack!
Once I put the past behind me,
you can bet, that I'll be back!


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  1. Date: 8/14/2014 8:30:00 AM
    Wow, this is really good!

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 8:19:00 AM
    Wonderful write Ralph n so is the win! Big congrats!

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 12:54:00 AM
    Congrats on the win again, Ralph

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 6:58:00 AM
    Congrats on your win..Great work..Sara

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 9:41:00 PM
    Ralph, congratulations with your poem in frank's "Something to forget " contest. enjoyed the ending...pd

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 7:24:00 PM
    Awesome write and well put throughout. :) Enjoyed reading today. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 2:39:00 PM
    Sorry for your broken heart, wonderful poem and congrats on your win! Definitely is someone better for you if you in the cards have not found them yet! All the best. Hugs, shar xoxox

    Winter Avatar sharon Winter
    Date: 1/23/2013 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oops, sorry for the typo, hope you got that anyway, sorry!!!!
  1. Date: 1/23/2013 10:18:00 AM
    wonderful poetry Ralph, congrats on being a winner...

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 2:28:00 PM
    Conrad's on your winning writes. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 6:48:00 AM
    congrats on your win Ralph

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 3:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win with this emotionally laded but optimistic poem, Ralph. Well done!

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 12:18:00 AM
    I'm glad to finally see this one. It's very clever and I see it won. AWESOME.

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 9:37:00 PM
    I have had a few of those kinds of women in my life as well. Nice way to describe them.

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 9:21:00 PM
    One of my personal favorites, congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Congrats Ralph on your winning poetry xxx

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
    You know sometimes we just can't! sigh...Thanks for stopping by my writes! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 10:22:00 AM
    ageless topic...hurts fresh every time..... cuts deep and true....

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 6:57:00 AM
    nicely penned Ralph.......we have to find the strength to walk away sometimes....thanks for stopping by

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 6:09:00 PM
    I enjoyed your poem tonight, it has a nice rhyme to it, and yes, it would be a waste of energy to be with the wrong one, enjoyed xxx

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 1:39:00 PM
    Lovely write ralph!

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