Just Because it Happened: A Poem
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Just Because it Happened: A Poem

Just because there was electricity between us, doesn't mean the current still flows.

Just Because it Happened: A Poem

just because you're there, doesn't mean I am,

just because I talk, doesn't mean you listen,

just because I love, doesn't mean you can,

just because she spoke down to you, doesn't mean you were any weaker,

just because we once spoke, doesn't mean we speak today,

just because we were best friends, doesn't mean it lasted,

just because I said it, doesn't mean you understood,

just because you said it, doesn't mean you meant it,

just because he yelled, doesn't mean I did,

just because I trusted you, doesn't mean I do now,

just because life is unpredictable, doesn't mean you shouldn't hope,

just because they told me to, doesn't mean I'll do it,

just because we laughed, doesn't mean it was always funny,

just because you hurt me, doesn't mean I hate you,

just because you said sorry, doesn't mean I can believe you,

just because you had me, doesn't mean you do now,

just because there was electricity between us, doesn't mean the current still flows,

just because memories last forever, doesn't mean anymore can ever be created,

just because I cried, doesn't mean I cry anymore,

just because I thought... doesn't mean the thought even crosses my mind anymore,

just because I wished, doesn't mean I wish anymore,

just because I was once unhappy, thankfully, doesn't mean I frown anymore,

it doesn't mean I hate you, doesn't mean you can't change, doesn't mean you'll grow from the experience,

it means we've lost connection, communication, and care,

just because it happened, means that it'll shape you.

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