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About the Poem

I wrote this poem after I left my husband. It made me realize how truly unhappy I was in our marriage. For years, I knew things weren't as they should've been. But this was the first time I ever put it into words. I had a few doubts after we separated. Was this the right thing to do? Would I regret this someday? This poem made me realize how trapped I felt when I was with him and how free I felt without him.

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lady
simple and so very beautiful. I wish I had the courage you had to leave him.
Natasha
EXACTLY! Thank you for putting these feelings into words. I cant tell you how much it touched me.
Hannah
This is an amazing poem. I'm only 15 but i absolutely love this poem! keep up the good work
Jackie
Great! Right on point.

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If

If love is supposed to set you free
Why do I feel chained?
If love is full of sunshine,
Why do I see rain?
If love makes the world go round
Why am I standing still?
If love is a walk in the clouds
Why am I trudging uphill?
If love is about enjoying today
Why do I look to tomorrow?
If love is the greatest joy
Why do I feel sorrow?

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Sherree
This poem had me from the very first line and that's a very rare thing. I loved it and can also relate to it.
JASMINE
You can really make someone cry that was great 16
Kayla
I LOVE THIS POEM . I LOVE EVERY SINGLE THING ABOUT IT . AND THE BEST THING IS THAT IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE . KEEP WRITING. PEACE OUT GURL!
Divya
Exactly!
Karmen
THIS WAS GREAT!
Lynn
wow
Angie
excellent poem! That is exactly how I am feeling right now, but my husband doesn't seem to understand!
Algernon
This poem really defined love, the joys and sorrows make the wholesome of it.
Joyce
This poem really hits home to the way that i feel at this present moment.thanks for the reality check!
melissa
TERRIFIC!!!
mohit
someone like me,with whom the same thing has happened,ca perhaps understand how great the poem is.

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