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If You Love Something

If you love something
Set it free
You lean over
And say this to me

If you love something
Let it go
When it comes back
You might never know

As I think
Of our history
I think about you
I think about me

You say
Our ocean was rough
I disagree
I say it was tough
You say what’s the difference anyway

I pretend
There is none
But I know
There is one

We had it tough
It could have worked out
But with your impulsiveness
It started going south

Was it rough
You ask
Is it tough
I say
Why does it matter anyway

We’ve had this conversation before
I know it well
I think this time
My heart might swell

So now I have the same conclusion
That I did the last time
I knew, from the very beginning, this
Relationship was a crime

Now I say this just in time
With the best thoughts in mind

If you love something
Set it free
It will come back
If it’s meant to be



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catwithglasses said...
Aug. 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm
Thanks Isibeal19 I'm glad everyone liked it.
 
Isibeal19 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 5, 2013 at 11:25 am
AMAZING!! That was really good!
 
Bluetooth13 said...
Jul. 25, 2013 at 11:45 pm
Wow!! This poem is AWESOME. :) check out my work?
 
StarGazer9This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jul. 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm
I loved those last few lines. Great job!
 
catwithglasses replied...
Jul. 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm
Thanks so much StarGazer9! I'm really glad you liked it!
 
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