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Poetry On Odyssey: Chose Her

The saddest thing is... I never truly lost you.

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How foolish was I,

to think you were mine.

You were my 'yes,'

but I was only ever your 'maybe,'

so a lesson learnt, abhorred:

never get too attached to something,

that was never truly yours.


Manipulated. Insecure. Unwanted. Unloved.

My emotions roaring,

as a world came crashing down,

when your deep voice spoke

of a delicate beauty.

A beauty that was not me.


Like a volcano, like an earthquake, like a tsunami,

My world was destroyed, carved, gutted and starved.

The broken walls I had let down,

No longer broken, I guarantee.

I laughed bitterly,

My fake smile hiding my tears.

I praised you to tell her,

yet my heart clenched in fear.


The saddest thing is,

I never lost you.

You were my "almost,"

You were my "could've,"

But I was your "wasn't,"

I wasn't even a thought.

You weren't mine, but you could've been.

You could've been my almost,

but you chose her.


Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Any and all references to any living persons or other works are purely coincidental.

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