Waste Not

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Don't waste your time trying to fix what you've broken--It was probably never complete to begin with.

Submitted: March 27, 2007

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Don't waste your time on a smile
you know I have no need to see.
I feel like I'm standing on trial
for a crime that's been done against me.
There's a balance we've slowly been losing
between life and a hell of our choosing--
What heaven could we be refusing
when we eat of the fruit from this tree?

Don't waste your time building a prison
to lock up your love in your heart:
for the pain that is newly arisen
will tear at the walls from the start.
The tomorrow we need isn't coming,
there's no cure for the pain you are numbing,
and we can't go through life falsely humming
when inside we are falling apart.

I won't waste my life on this romance--
we can see that it's nowhere near true.
We knew from the start we had no chance
of fighting our scattered way through.
We have eaten the fruit of this tree,
but it's bitter as bitter can be
and the only things left here of me
are some crumbling memories of you.


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