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Down by the dodgem cars

By Colleen Millsteed Published 2 years ago 1 min read
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

When we met it was at the Showground

Near where the Dodgem Cars raced,

You told me about the thorns in your side

People in your life treating you with distaste,

And I cried.


You had me so completely and utterly fooled

I believed your words and you had my support,

Not understanding why they were so cruel

I started to question and you were caught,

In your lies.


You tried to backtrack on the story you told

Back at the old house where you stayed,

You told me all the things that I wanted

You were wrong and I tried to convey,

You implied.


You insisted there was someone else

Although you are an unfair and cruel lover,

There was never anyone, anyone but us

And I would rather have no other.

Terribly unwise.


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Colleen Millsteed

My first love is poetry — it’s like a desperate need to write, to free up space in my mind, to escape the constant noise in my head. Most of the time the poems write themselves — I’m just the conduit holding the metaphorical pen.

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  • Sandra Tena Cole6 months ago

    This reminded me far too much of my ex! I feel glad I was able to walk away, and I hope you're safe now ❣️ x

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