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Freedom

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Freedom

So many people 
kill their loved ones 
when breaking up
I watched on television

where a man was defended 
by his girlfriend  
having severely hurt 
the lover from his past

I think, when people break up
they go through grief
denial, anger, violence
are all the symptoms of grief

yet the thought
went through my mind
it's a shame he couldn't
leave his lover in peace

If he'd left his lover in peace
he'd have the girl he has now
and not be facing her loss
with the prison sentence of his future

He'd have a future to enjoy
His ex lover 
would have a future to enjoy
live and let live

you don't own your lover
they are with you 
because they love you 
but things happen

arguments destroy love
fear destroys love
sometimes change destroys love
sometime mistakes happen

the greatest wish you should have 
for your lover is their happiness
if that means setting them free
then a real lover would set them free

If you truly love someone
their happiness
should be more important 
Than your own  

Love is a two sided sword
the rose, the perfect symbol of love
a flower of great beauty
yet a stem of thorns

relationships build a bond
and when you break that bond
comes the heartbreak of grief
yet allow time to heal 

mixed messages are sent
mixed signals received
it can feel like lie's as emotions
flicker through the spectrum

both of you will find
another love
give each other space
and each of you can find another future

to argue and fight 
will destroy both of you
you can love many people in life
but each of us have a right to freedom

So many people do the wrong thing
trying to hurt their ex
children attacked 
yet hurt your ex and you hurt yourself

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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