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If It Hadn't Been For You

We stayed out late at night: back then; In the warmer months of the season We would go down to the lake for fun. If it hadn't been for you: We took along some music to listen to; We would go out on the pier We were looking up into the sky: at the moon. If it hadn't been: Then our eyes caught each other: As I looked into her eyes Those intoxicating green eyes, she had If it hadn't been for her: You looked right past our gaze; When you wanted to go Filtering through my deep soul. But, I realized I had to make you see; Just how deep down you mean to me; And, with my guard let down For a love that I thought would last: it did. You have gotten past my wall: Somehow I knew I wanted and needed; more of you I needed you to have it all; with you You're my sugar, my honeydew. I wanted you to see, Now that you've had the chance to see; It all was true; it had to be It's always been about you; my only you My lover: my best friend I needed her to see; But that was so many years ago; It might even be a blur to me If it hadn't been: for her, you see. But if it hadn't been for her; Coming by to check on me; too, see That I was still this mess inside If it hadn't been: Then she walked across the room: I find myself still yearning; for more of you Thoughts of us; rushed through my mind. If it hadn't been for her: My lover, such a good time We had over the years–oh yeah But I'm still lost; without you here. Now, I find myself blue: Without you, I sure do miss you These tears; want to—fall. R.I.P., Shannon, I love you!

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Date: 6/28/2023 2:58:00 AM
This is so very touching and beautiful (and personal too ofcourse). Thank you for this and the vulnerability which makes it a precious piece.
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Date: 12/23/2022 8:29:00 AM
It frustrates me to be unable to render such needed comfort to a stranger, but believe me when I say that I am sorry for your loss. Sincerely -Ken
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William Darnell Sr.
Date: 12/23/2022 8:44:00 PM
Hi, Ken! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family. That's a very heartfelt thing to say to a stranger, but she has long passed on, my friend, sixteen years now! Our anniversary is December 27th. Had she still been alive, and she is in me, married twenty-six years if she was. Silver Anniversary last year. Thank you, Ken, for the gesture, that's kind and I am humbled. God Bless you and your family. Best of Wishes, William
Date: 12/10/2022 4:33:00 PM
Hello William Darmell Sr. You were lucky to have found your true love. You now have goos memories of her. blessing my
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 12/11/2022 11:15:00 AM
Hello William, It is your poem you created it so you can change it as many times you want to. You will have a life time of good memories of her. I will visit often. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. and a Happy New Year. William.
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William Darnell Sr.
Date: 12/10/2022 8:40:00 PM
Hello, Darlene! She left me a lifetime of memories to go back and look upon. She was my all, however, this was not supposed to be published at this point, but I wasn't paying attention and had my mind in other places. I appreciate the time you've taken to comment and visit, it means a lot. I do this all the time. But this poetry or lyric will change several times I'm sure. Best of Wishes, William
Date: 10/25/2022 2:04:00 PM
The ifs and what if's sometimes rule our lives. Enjoyed reading your creative work. Sara
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William Darnell Sr.
Date: 11/1/2022 12:16:00 PM
Thanks, Sara! I appreciate your candor and your comment and visit. Best of Wishes, William

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