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Sometimes things in life are not always the way we would like for them to be. So we live our lives doing the things we are supposed to do and keeping a dream in our hearts that someday the dream that keeps us afloat will really come true.


Do we realize the price
we would both have to pay
If our love became revealed
in the light of day?

My heart longs to be with you
it longs to be set free
To be released from the responsibilities I have
to be together . . . you and me.

Yet who we are dictates
it says what we must do
I know I must release you
to find someone new.

Please know I will always love you
it will be your memory that caresses my face
You are so much a part of me
you will never be erased.

So go in peace, my love
occasionally whisper my name
Always know I will come straight to you
should my circumstances ever change.
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12 Visitor Comments

this is a very lovely poem that touches me deeply in my heart.
Thank you for sharing this poem of yours. I'm going through the exact same thing right now in my life. I try to tell him to move on and find someone else, but one thing he doesn't know is how much it's hurting me. Again, thanks.
i loved it
WOW! i love this poem man, it explains everything that is going on and it defines my last relationship so well! its so beautiful and oh so true!
i used to be jealous of what my honey shared with his ex, until i read this poem. she sent him this n now i finally understand how deep a love they shared.
how do you come up with something so tragically beautiful? i feel this poem successfully weaves the pain of loss and letting go with the hope of a better tomorrow. tragically beautiful.
This speaks to Me. I must set My Lover free. She and I are one, but it is not right for either of us. We are both married and we must protect that. This is the hardest thing that I have ever done. Life's responsibility has envaded our world, making us choose. We must choose to be apart. I am so hollow. I want. I hurt. Thank you for these words.
I have recently reconnected with my first true love. I'm married, but my heart really belongs to another. Your poem hit home, because I'm going through that right now. I can't leave one for the other.I love them both, but in so very different ways! If circumstances ever change..
this poem really hit the heart. since i went through the same with someone that i could not be with since we had circumstances out of our control. but if we could control our circumstances than we would be together.
You have read my heart. I too have loved someone that I will never have a chance to be with due to circumstances beyond our control.
beautiful poem from the heart
i't same like to me. i must release someone that i love, because i promisses to my parents

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