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Running in circles

I once had a friend,
A friend that I fell in love with,
She hid herself from me: to be worthy,
I was too pure, and burnt her with my light,
She knew she must become more to be with me,
Honest, giving, serving humanity,
She knew of self-love, 
Something that was beat out of me as a child
It was beautiful for me to see, 
I thought she could teach me this,
I knew I had so much to teach her,
Symbiotic: my favorite word
I trusted her, she never did trust me
She loved herself too much to trust another,
Too afraid to be hurt, or go into the pain
And share it with another: the healing,
She runs away from it, avoidance, 
running from herself, her past,
I am glad she is running in circles,
She will return to finish this with me.

Copyright © Michael Harman | Year Posted 2010

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  1. Date: 4/17/2017 8:21:00 PM

    I hope your wish came true. I saw a comment you posted a number of years ago, so I thought I would take a look here. Be well.
  1. Date: 6/22/2016 9:07:00 PM

    Michael, well penned. Enjoyed reading your thoughts and words today. *SKAT*
  1. Date: 3/19/2010 10:23:00 AM

    Well the weekend is upon us and I am trying to get as many poems read as possible today as I will be gone most of the weekend from the Soup. I enjoyed reading your poetry today and I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with inspiration Michael. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 3/18/2010 8:20:00 PM

    Interesting write. The line before last stands out for me, because that is what happens to anyone of us, until we learn something or overcome something and grow. Thanks for sharing this and thank you for all your nice comments on my poems today. I check the site out you mentioned. I wonder, is there some short stories of yours published on there? If so, how do I find them? Thanks again, Caroline.
  1. Date: 3/18/2010 11:55:00 AM

    WoW...good write.love, Jasmine "Jaz"

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