Breaking Up Poem

Trying To Convince Myself A Break-Up Doesn't Hurt

I'm trying to pretend I don't have feelings for my ex, in hopes that one day it comes true.

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Exactly how I feel. Trying to pretend it doesn't hurt. Well, it sure does.

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Pretending

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Published: July 2016

I'm tired of pretending
Everything is okay,
That it does not pain me
When I hear your name.

Tired of pretending
I'm not dying inside
Every time I see the smile
That reaches your eyes.

Tired of pretending
It does not hurt
Now that I know
I will never be yours.

Tired of pretending
I do not care
That you will never again
Run your fingers through my hair

But I pretend
I don't know your name,
Just to keep
From going insane.

I pretend
You mean nothing to me,
In hopes that
I can finally breathe.

I pretend
That I do not care
When I see
You standing there.

The reason I try to pretend,
Rather than hurt instead,
Is with the hope you will
Actually get out of my head.

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  • Shadow Walker by Shadow Walker
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Exactly how I feel. Trying to pretend it doesn't hurt. Well, it sure does.

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