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Not Condemned

Kari enjoys writing poetry. There is a certain freedom in poetry because you don't always have to follow the rules.

I will still love you.

I will still love you.

I'm so hurt.

The pain won't empty.

You love him more than me,

. . . more than me.


I thought you loved me

With a love renowned.

I trusted you, even after

you let me down.


You are worried

You will be condemned

For your beliefs.

I can't condemn you, friend.


I still love you

But I'm hurt.

The pain only grew

Emptiness I could not avert.


A cave-in of my heart

Sucking the air

Out of my chest.

Leaving despair.


But, I will honor you

Though it causes me pain.

Love you and care for you

again and again.

© 2020 Kari Poulsen

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