Vonda Overlie

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Ghost Strings Poem by Vonda Overlie

Yielding to the ghosts of the past that haunt me,
My mind is filled with schemes,
Words that should have been said.

I stayed silent in fear your love you'd take from me.

I now no longer care.
I recognize it for what it was, a mirage.

An open ear only given for something in return.
It NEVER was about me in your world, inhabited only by yourself.

Yours was a selfish love, given with thick strings attached.

Today, yet again, I will clip those strings to set me free,
Only to find myself entangled once again.

Submitted: Thursday, April 3, 2008

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  • Gold Star - 6,967 Points Bri Edwards (9/8/2013 5:00:00 PM)

    well, entanglements can be a combination of pros and cons. hopefully the speaker knows how to balance the two. i won't say don't get entangled again, but keep the clippers handy. in case this is not a true-to-your-life story (and even if it is) i congratulate you on the telling of it. thanks for sharing. bri (Report) Reply

  • Rookie David Desantis (4/3/2008 12:34:00 PM)

    We've all felt like this. Ah the joys of love un-returned....very nice poem. I'm new to this but I liked yours alot. Check out mine if you get a chance (Report) Reply

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