I stay contemplating the chances we take,
the promises we make
and the memories to forsake.
Because life may be the game,
but love is the gamble.
And we always take a few samples,
before the entrée can be handled,
to delight yourself in the different flavor
and savor a romance so sweet.
While being braver than most to take the chance to defeat
a life full of bitter and scorn.
because the one you thought you loved had left you forlorn
with no chance of a new love to be reborn.
But, we beat the odds on a day to day basis
because each day without them isn't a day wasted.
It's a blessing to be strong enough
to fight each day without them
and learn the true value of trust.
We must make sacrifices
to appreciate and learn the meaning of the word "US!"
From dusk until dawn,
we catch ourselves stumbling upon
memories of laughs and tears we shed
as we leave the lights on,
reminiscing on pictures while laying in bed,
your scent on my pillow and remembering words that you said
as your invisible touch lingers through my hair
with good night kisses on my head.
Even though God could hear my cries,
I didn't feel him there
because when I asked to have you forever,
He didn't acknowledge the whole prayer.
But, he let me have you for a moment
and then words were left unspoken.
Our bond completely broken
that left you another token to play your games..
your prize won!
Your feelings may have changed....
but, why does mine still remain the same?
You see, the wheels would have kept turning
if you hadn't broken the chains on this cycle
which left me in denial,
thinking you were worthwhile.
Yet, you decided to change up your style,
while my heart raced after you for miles
and all for just a smile.
And I may be in pain,
but it's a lesson well learned
because I burned away my tears
and my stomach no longer churns.
And as I start to face my fears
that you will no longer return,
my mind kicks into gear
and your presence isn't yearned.
So what I do with my life now
is no longer your concern.
I know I deserve better
and i will achieve it..
Someone who will write me love letters,
and my heart? They will NEVER deceive it.
So while you're with her,
I'll be with him,
and when the light in her eyes go dim,
you can drown in your sorrows,
whereas, I will swim
in the sea where my heart was once governed by your whims
but, the roles have reversed
now that you're out on the limb
and my feelings have skimmed
and no longer are cursed.
However.... I bare the beauty to grin...
and although I'm confident on the outside
............ the damage is done within!