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Too much Laughter

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azblond
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The Steamy Desert


0 posted 07-02-99 02:57 AM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for azblond

Too much laughter

The story new, yet ever the same
Too much laughter to forget the pain
Dancing all night to dry the tears
Going out with friends to forget the fears
For at home I would feel so alone
Without the love you and I had known
So Iíll drink with them in masked misery
Forgetting how you are no longer with me
As the night wears on the reality wakes
With the first move some stranger makes
He leaned in to kiss me goodnight
And I knew this all just was not right
But you are the one who left me first
Squelching the love that died of thirst
So I kissed him despite my hurt
That it was me you did desert
Then told him the story as tears filled my eyes
Of our heartache and heartbreak and teary lies
I let him comfort me in ways you could not
Yet now, the next day, this terrible thought
Through too much laughter to forget the pain
I never even caught his name.


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DreamEvil
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1 posted 07-02-99 03:08 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

This one cuts like a knife. A good pain, but too real.

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Patience is a virtue, but virtue has never been one of my redeeming qualities.

jfreak
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2 posted 07-02-99 03:41 AM       View Profile for jfreak   Email jfreak   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jfreak

Great poem. The rhythm and scheme are very nice. It has a good beat to it. Flows beautifully. The content hurts though. I can only imagine what that guy would feel. Ow. I think we have all done that at one point in our lives though. Taken advantage of someone else to ease our pains. It is so much easier to be selfish than look out for the other person's needs. We just have to make sure the next time we are put in that situation we don't make the same mistake.
Great poem from unquestionably a great poet, keep up the great work.

Jfreak
azblond
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The Steamy Desert


3 posted 07-02-99 04:22 AM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for azblond

As always, I love replies. Thank you Jfreak, I am truly flattered to know you appreciate my writing. The hardest lessons are often the ones where we made the same mistakes we accused others of, as the content of this piece shows in the end.

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