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Dragging My Heart

If I could
I’d give you the world
but I keep giving you back
to the life you return to when
you drift out of this town again
dragging my heart behind
and you don’t even know.

You’re a short high, an extended low
and it’s only a matter of time
before you never return
and I’ll be out along the highway
once more, the ragged gypsy soul
I’ve always been,
same ripped jeans, scattered dreams,
one day I’ll break out of this town
and away from you.
At least that’s what I tell myself.

But it settles on me,
that chestnut-hued gaze
and I don’t want to
give the moment back
when you say
maybe this is where
you belong after all
and maybe you could make
something work
because you know
we could be more than friends.
Yet how much time is left
before you decide you’re not mine?

The day you realize
there’s nothing left here for you
and I’m another memory
you never think of,
for as much as my heart wants you,
it was never meant to be
and I’m forever the gypsy
fallen behind,
left along the roadside.

I know you’re not mine.
You never have been.
And one of these days
I’ll smarten up to realize
you never will be.
I’m another whim of dreams;
A wildflower in the ditch
passed by every driver
who pays no mind
to being the one
forever unloved.

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Comments

I know of another poet that writes as well as you do about the melancholy of a broken heart. I can't wait for the day when your heart is healed enough to write of joy. No crits! Well done, well done. ~ Gee.
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It's why we are here, to get better at our craft.

Thank you, old friend. I sometimes wonder legitimately if brokenhearted is my permanent state. Dead end life in which I just write it all away for there never seems to be anything more. But, I'm trying.

Katie

Remember Love and Give Peace a Chance

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and it makes me glad; because I know that a broken heart can be healed. I'm not saying that it is inevitable and some white knight is around the corner waiting to ride to your rescue, but the first aid kit of cupid, can pin it back together with a well placed arrow. You just need to be willing to be the target! Stand up tall, be yourself and you may find the opportunity. ~ Gee.
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Honest critique and comments shouldn't hurt.
It's why we are here, to get better at our craft.

Pretty sure my white knight is an idiot in tin foil stuck in a tree or something because this is ridiculous hahahaha

Katie

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for the best laugh of the day!
~ Gee.
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Honest critique and comments shouldn't hurt.
It's why we are here, to get better at our craft.

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