Our plans
Once shining
Went awry
And my life askew
As your lies
Turned bliss
To misery
And dreams
To nightmare

The days
And the nights
Merged darkly
As you sauntered away
Your words and promises
Proving to be nothing
After all
But hot air

My life atilt
I seized the day
Set things straight
And banished all thoughts of you
Shaking off doom and gloom
Old wishes
Old dreams
I began anew



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