How Many Times

How many times must I tell you?

I never really meant what I said

And I keep going back to it,

Playing it over in my head


How many times have I seen you?

Will I see you anymore?

Or will the damage I've done keep you away

However many times I implore?


How many times have I loved you?

I'm sure I kept careful count,

Treasuring each moment with you,

Like something precious, in small amount


How many times must I say to you

That I'm sorry, again and again?

Will you ever forgive me, dear,

Or am I wasting my ink, paper, and pen?

The End

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