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The Eclectic Pen - Getting rid of something that won't

By: Bethany M. (psuchick402)   + 11 more  
Date Submitted: 8/9/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 115

  I have tried to pack everything
into a tiny box
letters, gifts, pictures
held down by duct tape
and frustration each time
it pops open
written with red permanent marker
the years we were together
I tried to shove your image into it too
but it still resurfaces every night
I wish there was a reason
for this resurrection of our relationship
Are we really meant to be?
Are we soul mates?
Are these promises that I thought were broken
not really gone at all?
Neither you nor I
know these answers
Only time and true love
can tell the truth
I tried to shove our love
into that box under my desk
but the love is too big
the box is too small
to hold back
to hold down
no matter how much we deny
the truth
the secret
between you and I.

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Tina L. (tinamachina) - 8/11/2007 11:04 AM ET
"but the love is too big and the box is too small" The whole thing is great, but those words right there ring true in a place that most of us (me) try hard not to admit exists.
Kristin B. (kristinbenton) - 8/15/2007 3:04 PM ET
Every relationship goes through this. This is of the many miles on the road of love.
Silvercat - - 8/19/2007 4:45 AM ET
Your words really connect...the honesty can't be denied.
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