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I saw you go,
but didn’t stop you
as I should have done.

I saw you go,
but I did nothing;
neither of us won.

I saw you go,
but kept my mouth shut
when I could have yelled.

I saw you go,
but still, I failed you.
The truth, I withheld.

I saw you go,
but let you walk on
though that open gate.

I saw you go,
but I turned my head,
and now it’s too late.

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kiwi12 said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 12:21 pm
I can relate to this so so so much. thank you. really good.
phoebe-bird said...
Aug. 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm
As always, evocative.
Zero_Kiryu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 10, 2009 at 1:29 am
This is so sad and beautifully written. It screams sadness and regret.
April. said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 8:26 pm
:] been there. done that. Love your writing.
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