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Used To

l used to be attractive
as lovely as a flower,
l know looks fade away
with every filthy hour.

l used to drink some alcohol
quite regular, in fact;
it was pointed out to me
l didn't know how to act.

l used to be ambitious
impatient as l was,
now l've time to criticize
what everyone else does.

l used to care so deeply
when others seemed to hurt,
now others say horrible things
and make me feel like dirt.

l used to be worthwhile
until she turned her head,
tried not to let it bother me
'twas something that she said.

l used to be that someone
she said she'd get used to,
then her expectations
seemed to swell, and sort of grew.

l used to be ridiculously
interested in true love,
l actually used to be the one
who used to need a "shove".

l used to be quite able
so others gave a damn,
then in my reflection
l saw how old l am.

l used to be creative
found ways of having fun,
now l am relentlessly
trying to get things done.

l used to be so different
from people l would see,
now l'm used to cringing
when each image mirrors, me.

l used to say l'd never get
used to my own ways,
now l can't get used to
the latest fad, or craze.

But, what l can't get used to
hurts the most, or so it seems....'s having to see the hurt inside
eyes denied their dreams.

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Structured: Western
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This needs a quick edit as "Used" is an adjective meaning already used (second hand)
It should be"USE", as in a purpose for the way in which something can be used
I shall comment later
When you have had time to rectify the problem, loved the them though, Yours Ian.T

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

...yoouu are correct in your slightly myopic response; however.....the "phrase" is used, (no pun, intended); in many ways, & diffferent contexts, throughout the poem.
I point this out....SOLEY...for you. I just couldn't have you wwaiting to "fix" something l'm not going to.

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If you is happy with it then that's fine, Just the way I am use to using used things , No pun intended LOL
Go well Doc will read it again as soon as I get use to the use of used,
Yours Ian.T.He. He

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

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