The day started like most have lately,
Dark and gray, like my broken heart.
There's been a hole there since you
took your love away, and it only grows.
We said hurtful things that day
and the break was harsh, with many
tears and tortured sobs of regret.
It seemed that all was lost, that paradise
was a place I could only dream of
but never again visit.
The days and weeks passed, yet the
lingering ache wouldn't subside, but
only grew stronger and deeper.
Resigned to an empty life without you
I struggled to find any reason to go on or
even to live, my despair was so complete.
And then, in the darkest night of my life
A word, a simple word from you that
opened the door, that offered a chance
to escape the darkness of my isolation.
There was no promise, nothing certain
that anything could be promised,
and yet it filled the hole in my heart
and sealed it closed forever.
It was from you and you meant it,
and the world, our world, would
never be the same.
It lifted my heart and gave me hope,
hope that tomorrow would be different.
hope that the bright sunshine would
once again flood my heart with joy.
Tonight I sleep contentedly, yet anxiously,
looking forward to tomorrow, when a new
day will dawn, one that I will be awaiting with open arms.
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