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In Between The Lines

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In Between The Lines

Woke up again this morning

afraid to open my eyes

As you prepare for an early

departure a piece of me silently

dies; I want  to say I love you

but from hurt only raw emotion

abides ; another day wasted

and as always love gets


knowing that very instant

what lies ahead for me

in these already dark and sullen skies.


Everyday is similar you are

distant so am I but that happens

with us almost every time.

It's easy to make me happy

if you were  willing to try but instead

of caring for me you rebuke

 poke and pry making me resent

and hate myself for perpetuating

this lie.


Can't imagine a conversation

where we could ever see eye to eye

in a perfect world we'd embrace one

another but instead our worlds collide.

Tragic and never ending days turn into

nights where a cold sudden distance

is what traps us inside.


You go your way I go mine never

finding a common ground to let the error

of our ways and pain subside.

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  1. Date: 2/9/2013 4:52:00 PM

    Wonderful tug-of-war, description of a relationship, gone cold and empty. Welcome to poetry soup. Thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 4:18:00 AM

    Wow! You are a great writer. I have read a few of your poems now and I can relate.

    Barton Avatar Madelin Barton Date: 2/9/2013 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you I am new to this site It's encouraging to see the great response and welcome I really appreciate it