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Promise Me This

Written For My Beautiful Friend Cyn, Promise Me This... By Natalie Marie Stefani Rice

Promise Me This
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You know, and I'm serious here..

You don't know how lucky you are to have those extra years.

Baby, if I could do it over, I would change so much.

I would live each motherfucking day like there were no other.

I would run when I needed to walk.

I would shout when I should have remained still.

I would have listened when I thought I had all the answers.

And I would have loved just a little bit harder and with all of me.

I would have never second guessed any of my instincts.

I would have trusted more when my heart refused to.

I would have studied more, learned another language, and fucking traveled.

I would never have settled with only thinking this is all I deserve or all I'm worth.

It goes by so fucking fast, and once you begin to regret it never stops.

And the bad and the pain and the negativity fills you up so no more good can ever fit

Take the bull by the fucking horns girl..

Don't ever forget me telling you this-

Take the bull by the fucking horns, and you ride that motherfucker and don't let go, promise me Cyn, you won't let go.


Natalie Marie Stefani-Rice
Natalie Marie Stefani-Rice
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