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Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Lost Hopeless Lover

I never meant to see you leaving
With an emptiness so vacant
There is no escaping from this loneliness

And I try denying

I never wished to be convinced
That you would leave me
And I
Making some sense of it

My eyes hide from crying

I never meant to feel deserted
Or left felt hurting
By the pinching even of it

I never meant to say
Go away from me
Now I suffer
Like a lost hopeless lover
To recover
To recover

And now I suffer
Like a lost hopeless lover
Hoping to discover
Just like the other

I never meant to see you leaving
And I
Left alone
Making some sense of it
To suffer
Like a lost
Hopeless lover

I suffer
From another
Like a lost hopeless lover

And I
But I suffer
To recover
Like a lost hopeless lover
I'm just a lost hopeless lover
I'm just a lost hopeless lover

Submitted: Friday, August 26, 2011
Edited: Saturday, August 27, 2011

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  • Craig Anderson (8/26/2011 4:36:00 PM)

    Hoping to discover another lover. Poor girl had just started walking and you were already hoping to be on to the (just pulling your leg Larry) Excellent piece but I as always try to see the humour even in the dark places.
    Brilliant as always my friend.
    Craig. (Report) Reply

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