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by Rebecca A Hyde Gonzales about a month ago in heartbreak
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After The Parade

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Two weeks ago, I took my wedding ring off.

He gave me a kiss on the lips this morning before work.

It's been a year since he left me with a kiss.

He broke my heart long ago, leaving me dark and twisty.

"Stand by him," my father said.

I stick around for the convenience of the marriage; for money to support my interests.

I'm not broken; just fractured; dark and twisty.

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You opened my eyes to see the pain that's been buried.

Bubbling up like tar; seeping into my broken heart.

I tried to keep it there; deep inside -

It keeps oozing out.

The dark and twisty deep inside is out

My daughter says you broke me.

I'm not broken; just fractured; dark and twisty.

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You were kind to me; my broken heart awoke.

You didn't know that your light was filling my cracks.

My heart restarted; beats

The one who broke it sees the change

But my wedding ring remains left behind.

I'm not broken; just fractured; dark and twisty.

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About the author

Rebecca A Hyde Gonzales

I started writing when I was about eight years old. I love to read and I also love to create. As a writer and an artist, I want to share the things that I have learned and experienced. Genres: Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and history.

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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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    Original narrative & well developed characters

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  • Sarah Loydabout a month ago

    Beautiful, sad, yet felt hope in it. Well done. I hearted and subscribed.

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