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  Better in this Loneliness
by Lonnie Hicks
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I'll not ever know
why your heart turned;
why that door closed.

I'll not know if it was cruelty
or my own frailties.

But even if I knew
it was you
how could I reform

Could I convince you that
you and I were best
and that she was
at best
and in time
take that same heart
that shunned me
and rip it
out and hand it back to you?

How can I predict this
and even if true
would my own anger
accept you back
for you
or only if I did
it would be
an empty victory lap

and not you
I'd want.

If you were in fact not right for me
for whatever reasons there might be
I was right for you only in retrospect

since she had
lain in your bed
she had changed the you
I used to know
into the you
she'd hurt
and that is not  the you
I'd want.

In all of this I am the me
I'd always been
the me I love best.

Hurt and harmed
and trembling
I 'm probably a better me
than you are a better you.

Much to ponder here
perhaps I am better off
in this lonliness.


Lonnie Hicks

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Reviewed by Christine Tsen
I don't understand why exactly, but I always like the heartbroken me the best too... she's a braver warrior with a softer heart. It's not a bad state to be in!
Love this one Lonnie!
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