forever by anelephantcant

forever by anelephantcant

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I remember when I met you
the first time we laughed together
I made myself a promise
that I’d love you forever

it wasn’t always easy
your moods were often black and long
but I knew you were worth it
so my love stayed pure and strong

because you were also sweet and gentle
always beautiful in my eyes
so I forgave you everything
even those little lies

I said I’d love you till I die
I filled your ears with praise
then some small thing just sparked you off
and you didn’t speak for days

sometimes you made unkind remarks
my heart was bruised and sore
perhaps your friends found it amusing
until I could give no more

I see the sun through tear-dropped eyes
today I do not feel so clever
you broke me and my promises
this is the last day of forever

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11 Responses to forever

  1. Al says:

    That last line is heart-wrenching. There is only so much a heart can take.


  2. mandibelle16 says:

    So sad Elephant. “The last day of forever.” Although there always two sides, I feel bad, he kept forgiving her for “black moods” and “unkind words” and always saw her as gentle. Almost as if he was blinded until “he could give no more.” But perhaps, that was on both sides, when he realized later, he couldn’t love her forever. Beautiful piece.


  3. Dear Elephant,

    The last day of forever…profound line and the perfect ending. You’ve certainly told a story with this one. Emotionally deep and well constructed.




  4. emmylgant says:

    The last day of forever…
    Splendid line.And heartbreaking .


  5. Gyslaine L. says:

    Magnifique et tellement triste! Bon wee-end Bises


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