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My thoughts, how they tremble,
I'm afraid of the news,
To think that I pledged my whole life to you,
How can anyone think,
How can anyone know,
That giving the whole of one's self is a show?
My eyes, how they glisten,
I am modestly sad,
To realize I've come from a world full of bad,
Why did I listen,
Why did I go,
Thinking your world would swallow me whole?
I miss the darkness, the suspense,
The ceaseless television,
I miss the cries of monotony,
The fragile way of life.
I gave it all up to save you,
From hiding from potential,
I thought that you wanted a life...
So I gave you mine,
And I miss me.
My body is broken,
I let her grow out of shape,
Put her on the back burner to dream herself away,
She wasn't worthy,
Or I didn't have the strength,
To be giving my time when your pide was my aim.
My heart is so sorry,
It can hardly beat,
When you go by and touch me, I sink in my seat,
Should I stay right here?
Should I get out and find,
If by, neglecting myself, I have lost my own mind?
I miss the anger, the nightmares,
The mandatory dinners,
I miss the fear of the unknown,
The way I knew my life.
I gave it all up to save you,
To bring your spirit out of its shell,
I thought that you wanted a life,
So I gave you mine,
And I miss me.


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The following comments are for "married to you"
by wendythemommy

"modestly sad"
that's such a stellar phrase, and so evocative of self-sacrifice and denial… I think there’s something particularly potent in the idea of even sorrow being curtailed and restrained… this is a very honest poem, part of an important process in coming to terms, summed up with “I miss me.”

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: November 28, 2007 )





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