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A HARD LESSON LEARNED
by MARTIN JOSEPH GANSOR

GOD...
I'VE COME TO ASK AGAIN,
HOW LONG WILL IT BE?

I'VE LEARNED A LOT SINCE THAT DAY, GOD,
I'VE LEARNED A LOT TOO LATE,
AND THERE'S A LOT I WANT TO TELL HER.
HOW LONG?

SINCE THE DAY YOU TOOK HER,
I'VE LEARNED A LOT, 
I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I'VE LEARNED...
HERE IT IS, GOD, THE SAME THINGS I TOLD YOU LAST NIGHT,
AND THE NIGHT BEFORE,
AND THE SAME THINGS I'LL TELL YOU TOMORROW NIGHT.

IT'S BEEN ALMOST A THOUSAND NIGHTS NOW SHE'S GONE,
AND EVERY NIGHT MY SOUL IS TORTURED,
AND EVERY NIGHT MY HEART IS SCARED AGAIN,
I HAVE MORE AGONIZING TIMES TO THINK ABOUT 
MY LESSON I'VE LEARNED.

I THINK ABOUT ALL THOSE NIGHTS WE WASTED 
IN TEARS OF SADNESS,
NIGHTS FULL OF HATEFUL WORDS,
AND MY STUBBORNESS TO BE RIGHT,
I'VE LEARNED... I WON'T WASTE ANYMORE.

I THINK OF ALL THE TIMES I PUT OFF SAYING HOW I FELT,
DOING SOMETHING SPECIAL,
OR JUST HOLDING HER A BIT LONGER,
AND YOU SHOWED ME THE ERRORS OF MY WAYS,
I'VE LEARNED, I WON'T BE SELFISH ANYMORE.

I THINK OF THE EMPTINESS IN MY LIFE,
EVERY TIME I THINK THAT I FEEL HER BREATH ON MY NECK,
OR THINK I SMELL HER ON MY PILLOW,
OR WHEN I TAKE A BREATH THAT FEELS EMPTY AND USELESS,
I'VE LEARNED- I WON'T TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED.

I ASK YOU AGAIN, GOD, HOW LONG?
BRING HER BACK, SEND HER HOME, 
OR TAKE ME TO HER,
I'VE LEARNED MY LESSON WELL,
HOW LONG, HOW LONG...
        
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Poem ID: 40027   Poem Posted: 7/22/2000
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