When we said our wedding vows,

Forever we pledged to be

And I with blinded, foolish heart

Thought this was poetry.


As years went by, and distance grew

Away from our vows we fled

Till coldness crept into our hearts

And crawled into our bed


The you I loved I knew no more

And ached my impoverished heart

With still dreams and wishes that we

Could go back to the very start.


But now you say a divorce you need

As you slam our glass homes door

And walk into a life anew

With thoughts of me no more


And here I sit and lick my wounds

With the ghost of the past

And recite our terminal wedding vows

Filled with lies of love that last.


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