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What I Knew

You stand in front of me.
I look at you and wonder how.
I saw you as I wanted you to be
Although I see the difference now.

What happened, that I turned away?
Not wanting to face what I knew.
Was I making believe that all was okay?
No illusions, I knew what I had to do.

I notice that you won't look me in the eye,
But I know deceit is reflected there.
I know of all the times you chose to lie,
no decency lies within you, anywhere.

I know about you, each and every little thing.
The price was high, the cost was a piece of me.
The darkness in you, was so encompassing 
But what is left, I celebrate, I am free!

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