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Love Hurts

Or: When you're not sure whether you've been hitting the Fast Forward or Pause button on your life's remote control for the last 2 years.

By Patrick XPublished 4 months ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read
Love Hurts
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It’s all pretend,

Living out a play,

An escape from a life without you,

No time to stop or delay.


Filling the hole you left behind,

I don’t go home alone these days,

An escape from a life without you,

One that temporarily numbs the pain.


It’s all make believe,

Escapism; distraction.

Though their faces change,

They’re a part of my refusal to acknowledge,

That these ashes –

Are all that’s left of our flame.


You've left for good,

But I keep chasing that high,

Anything to avoid the sharp, painful grind,

That relentless stabbing and strangling,

With each morning, as I open my eyes,

You’re still the first thing on my mind.

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Patrick X

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  • Jay Kantor2 months ago

    P.H. - An interesting selection of eclectic offerings. As I scoll through them I've *Subscribed with pleasure. "Love hurts ~ Love Scars"...! Everly Brothers 50ish. Jay Jay Kantor, Chatsworth, California 'Senior' Vocal Author - Vocal Village Community -

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