Reckless Words

Reckless Words ballad

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The hardest thing I have ever done was say goodbye to you
Reckless words spoken, a desperate act of an unknowing fool

Time doesn’t heal all wounds, only those of flesh and bone
A broken heart will easily shatter, no respite for the fragile one

Memories can haunt you and also be your saving grace
Sometimes I wish they’d vanish and then pray they never fade

There are days I think we will find our way back to what we were back then
Young lovers full of hopes and dreams, then the truth breaks me once again

True love lasts forever they say, but that offers no reprieve
Who am I without you, is this misery my destiny?

Sorry is just a simple word, but its power can end all wars
We are not born with cruel intentions, but yet we choose to keep score

If I only said I am sorry, relinquished the layers of stubborn pride
I wouldn’t know this misery, but in haste I chose to say goodbye

Reckless words spoken, a desperate act of an unknowing fool
The hardest lesson I have ever learned is when I said goodbye to you


This poem is part of the Poetry Book The Heart’s Journey Home

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The potential of the human spirit has always amazed me. Through poetry, I try to capture the essence of the fragility and the resiliency of our hearts.
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Natalie ducey. i like your poem.

Nadeem Qazilbash

I sometimes wonder why exchanging verbal blows in considered civilized in our society.

asoke kumar mitra

very hard write. but it is true, sometimes saying goodbye is become very difficult…… happened here…..


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