Verbal Graffiti

Dedicated to
To the man whose ring I wear so proudly
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I can't remember how to be; this moment had stolen my every breath.
It took all I had to stand up and tell you how I feel,
And your silent answer ripped out my heart.
I wish I could say I am as strong as you appear to be
But my strength left me when I opened myself to you

So hold me in your arms
Even if it means nothing when you hold me close
Hold me while I cry for who I loved
Hold me while I let you go

The day I fell for you
I knew I would never be the same
You changed what I thought I wanted my life to be
I could stand and walk away
But not without leaving behind what I need

So hold me in your arms
Even if it means nothing when you hold me close
Hold me while I cry for who I loved
Hold me while I let you go

I know my words only make sense to me
I know that your silence is only meant for you
It's the knowing what I already knew that kills me
And how much my heart is breaking
As I stand so close and you are still so far away

I'll pretend that your hearts steady beat doesn't hurt
As mine fights to stay in my aching chest
I'll pretend that your eyes aren't avoiding mine
As mine face the ground as I pray
For the strength to just walk away

So hold me one last time in your arms
Even if it means nothing when you hold me close
Hold me while I cry for who I lost
Hold me while my heart lets you go

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