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Pretend Nothing Happened



Let's say you misunderstood,
or that I hadn't said a word.
Maybe pain brought me to my knee,
and it was the wind you heard.

Perhaps it was just a game,
something to amuse the crowd.
Can't you simply laugh it off,
and admonish me out loud?

We could pretend nothing happened,
and simply forget this eve.
It'll be discretely forgot,
if you promise not to leave.

But, what if I did propose,
and each word came from my heart?
Would you then laugh and say no,
watching my hopes fall apart?
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Submitted on October 09, 2013

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I was born in a small town, (Bathurst) New Brunswick, Canada,. The third eldest of thirteen children, ten girls and three boys. I’m the product of a semi-dysfunctional family, brought up by a controlling, physically abusive father, verses a loving mother. Many of my poems reflect the uniqueness and special circumstances of my upbringing. more…

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