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She claimed she left because she was losing her sense of self. There was only me, and us, and never her. Or so she said. It wasn't until later I discovered there was also him.

I remember feeling betrayed. She was the one woman I thought would never hurt me that way. And those feeling of betrayal grew, feeding on my anger and bitterness, until they were only a single step away from hate. I never took that final step. But it was close.

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happyone
It is never wrong to love. Being betrayed is bitter but remembering the beauty of the past is the power to make you go forward. sad poem.
miki
i completely understand because i am going throught the same feelings. i can only hope to move foward even though it seems like thats no where near
jean
as a poet myself, this is wonderful. i recently lost the person i shared my life with to another. reading this, made me realize exactly how i felt about the whole situation. thank you for putting into words what i myself could not.
STEPHANIE
I loved it!-thank u for sharing your talent with me.My prayers are with you,good luck!:)

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The Eighth Deadly Sin

If it's a sin to love,
Then I've sinned an awful lot;
I've hated when I should've loved,
And loved when I should've not.

Someday I'll try to figure out
Which class you should be in:
Did I hate when I should've loved,
Or is misplaced love still my sin?

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Cat
Beautiful!!

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