Amberlee Carter

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Crash Test Dummies - Poem by Amberlee Carter

something so simple,
if it really were,
we'd not be mentioning it now.

I think in the time it takes you
to voice reason,
I will have quit loving you.

I cannot help but feel somewhat guilty,
this final good-bye was
supposed to mean something.
and I tried,
I denied you nothing,
opened myself for your pleasure,
and yet the burden now falls on your shoulders,
because you say I'm leaving,
and I know,
I've already been gone.

there's so many betrayals-
we make room for pity-sake,
we like to suffer,
we like to anger.
and yet it is misfortunate that
now you realize you've loved me
for all this time,
and I think of
how ready I am to walk away-
then I wonder if in the time it takes me to
leave behind the spare key,
if you'll notice that I've never stayed.

Comments about Crash Test Dummies by Amberlee Carter

  • (9/21/2005 8:46:00 PM)

    A meditation of darkness, where love disappears. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/15/2005 6:10:00 PM)

    Really great poem, Amberlee. You capture human emotion exceptionally.
    Best wishes,

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  • (4/15/2005 5:19:00 PM)

    Yes indeed, people can often lack the ability to observe what we feel is obvious.
    I enjoyed this one immensely, and am looking forward to more.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 15, 2005

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