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Dusk To Dusk: I Never Knew

"I never knew
love could hurt you
through and through..."

So muses Canada's poet Micharl B Poyntz.

I never knew
love could hurt you
through and through
ransacking your very core
shattering the truth of trust
the weight of a single teardrop
can take the strongest to their knees

I never knew
passion can be a two-edged sword
one side shining so brightly
it blinds all rhyme and reason
the other merciless in its swath
your body and soul cut to pieces
no longer recognizable

I never knew
that being left behind
devastates everything
all that you hold dear in life
vanishes like winter snow
the pain of loneliness
has no equal

I never knew
the lover in your arms
once beckoned by the call of destiny
will leave as surely as the morning tide
must flow from the bay
that which is not to be
can never ever be

but now I know


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