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As I quiver like a lost bird in a storm
Afraid, scared and alone
Flashes from the past appear
Redemption I needed
I began correcting wrongs,
Made up a collection
Trust, faith and hope
Genuine was my foundation
You brought despair without hesitation
Lies that can even fool the devil
A shell masked by her beauty
For I tried to forget
But my heart wouldn’t allow me

For the sake of those around me
I put on a show
Posing, showing misdirection
The love and loyalty
And lost the motivation
Heart shattered
Pieces scattered
I let them go
Defined space with’ little kid chatter’
And relocated
Our world left unbalanced and our gravity distorted
I felt the void
Clinging on to me
The disturbance, quakes the settle heart
Awakens the sleeping mind
Tortures the delicate soul

As I left our world in
Tired of the show
Silence is what we got used to

I moved on
Reducing the pieces better than fire,
Yet some still remain,
Bits of what was once whole
I suffocated, from the smoke
My sight wasn’t true
Yet I still walked in the void alone
Without help I struggled
Then I was engulfed into confusion
My thoughts left to bicker with each other
About the promises we made
Now in vain
Worth nothing
In the end,
It led to only pain.

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learn to let go to move forward

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Written on August 25, 2021

Submitted by lilsteep12 on August 25, 2021

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