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Knowing Human Nature

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John Yaws
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I killed her love in increments-
By simple lack of care...
And never giving compliments
When she fixed up her hair.

Or when she labored on a meal-
A real gourmet’s delight..
By merely eating hurriedly-
And saying, “That’s alright”!

The words I said in anger-
Cut her like a knife...
And finally made the woman loathe
The fact she was my wife.

I guess I really realized-
The truth the day she said-
“You know? it’s really over-
My love for you is dead”!

It is. I know I killed it-
And left it lying there-
A cheap discarded plaything
As if I didn’t care.

If I could start all over....
I wonder what I’d change-
Knowing human nature..
Probably not a thing.
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Poet deVine
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1 posted 11-14-1999 09:56 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful! This poem should be handed out to newlyweds everywhere...if only...but then again, as you say, human nature is what it is....too bad though. Still it's a great poem.
hoot_owl_rn
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I found the last stanza to be troubling, there are some of us that learn from our mistakes, human nature or not
 
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