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Subtly Alone

With Pain I Atone

By Paul DouglasPublished about a year ago 1 min read
Subtly Alone
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Subtly alone

With no-one knowing

Outwardly the life and soul

But inwardly atoning


The smile I smile for others

To take me at face value

The sins I sinned so long ago

Inside they still berate me


Once upon a time

I was happy and carefree

But then without realising it

I hurt you and that hurt me


Now, even though you’ve moved on

And found someone new

The pain I caused you then

Eats away at me still


Is it simply jealousy

At seeing that you’ve moved on

Thinking we’d still be together,

If I hadn’t done you wrong


Or do I punish myself

And cry inside my head

For the pain I caused you

When you found another in our bed


I can’t say which is true

But without you I am alone

Happy on the outside,

But inside I atone.


About the Creator

Paul Douglas

I have always loved to write, especially poems and short stories. I also have an abiding love for technology and gaming. I love to share my outlook with others.

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