You were pissed off

even though

I hadn’t said

anything wrong


and it began

to dawn on me

that you weren’t 

pissed off at

what I had said


you were pissed off

at something

I hadn’t said.


Problem is,

it’s hard enough

for me to remember

all those things

that I actually said


It’s damn near impossible

to remember

all the things

that I haven’t said.


I just wish

I could find a way

to make you understand.






Author's Notes/Comments: 

another one from the archives.


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Seryddwr's picture

Reading this was eerie

Reading this was eerie because it describes so well one of the major problems my first sweetheart and I ebcountered, causing her to end the relationship---an emotional devestation that lasted sixteen years.


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over 16 tears, there must

over 16 tears, there must have been a lot of misunderstandings and memory lapses.  thanks for dropping by and commenting.


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Yes.  From Jan 9th of 1978 

Yes.  From Jan 9th of 1978  thr -ough December 18 of 1992, her absence left a gap in my life that not even my first marriage could fill.  Then I met the woman who became my second wife, and the gap closed in a matter of days.  It is still a huge scar, but no longer seeps tears or unbound emotions.


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time heals all wounds but

time heals all wounds but occasionally a few scars remain.  Glad you survived and emerged stronger (eventually)

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I really like the way that you wrote this 

Its so relatable

And i could feel the frustration 

Along with a misinterpretation 

As if i was actually watching the conversation

Turn into an argument

Well written.


"We are, Each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." -Luciano De Crescenzo

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well, thank you kindly.  Glad

well, thank you kindly.  Glad you enjoyed it.

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I hope I was supposed to laugh out loud, because I'm now down to a strong chuckle mixed with some snorting and snickers. Good job! - slc



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I was being dead

I was being dead serious--lol.

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I laughed too. Then I got mad. Yes, again, it was just not said.



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I always see the sideways

I always see the sideways glances.  I know I'm in trouble.