Make a Change

Robert Richardson 1980 (Jonesboro, AR)

It's 4am and I am pacing the floors again. Seems like this is all I ever do. I have been down this road many times before. The words "I trust you" always flow from my lips when in my mind I am yelling "I will never trust you again". You have no clue that I saw the two of you out at the club holding each other close, when you should be at home loving me. Tonight I am going to make a change. When you come home, your key will no longer work. I have been hurt too many times. Now I am taking out the trash and will have to learn to love myself again. I say that I will never love again. That is only Just until my right kind of wrong comes around again. I've loved some cheaters, abusers, and some heartbreakers. I've had to be a fighter, a detective, and a survivor. But in the end, I'm afraid to start over because I just know, I will love the wrong one again. Every single time I think I am over you, all those feelings come rushing back in. I just don't think I can hold out much longer. Before I know, I will be looking for my phone. Your number is burned into my memory. Just as I had thought, I am trying to make something work in my head that I know has been dead from the beginning. Just then I hear the words. I've loved some cheaters, abusers, and some heartbreakers. I've had to be a fighter, a detective, and a survivor. This time I want a change. So please, I don't want to love the wrong one again.
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Written on 2009

Submitted by RobRich30 on September 05, 2021

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Robert Richardson

Robert Richardson was born and raised in Arkansas by his great-grandmother, Ruby. He lived his early childhood in Lake City, Arkansas until 1993 when he was 13 years. He then moved to Jonesboro, Arkansas, where he discovered his love for singing and being in the limelight. Robert moved to Nashville, Tennessee when he was just 19. He lived in the general area for the next 20 years. In that time, Robert, was part of many plays and musicals while in Tennessee. My Three Angels, A Christmas Carol, The Adams Family, Next to Normal, just to name a few. Robert wore many hats in the theater community. He was not only a singer/actor, he did lights, sound, props, stage-managed, and even directed. His love for the art and those involved could not only be seen, but could be felt any time you were around him. Robert currently lives close to where he started in life, Northeast Arkansas. He has recently been quoted saying, “I am now getting to live my best life from a second chance beginning.” more…

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