My open mind

My listening ear

Heard with soul

That once sweet ballad

Of you


You placed bare feet on a heart

Timing the beat perfectly

Syncing your leap

I sunk

My soul beneath your soles


Remember that night I told you the sun would return

In your time of darkness

By Sunrise

You Thanked

You Forget

You Disappeared


I did not love you


I cared

Care costs time

Time is life

So how much have you taken from me?


You were born to want it all

Your name says, “Give me and I shall not give back”

You lived up to this


Unrequited open mind

I listened

I heard


Where did your soul go?

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