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Impact

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Looking back at the impact of you

I see nothing but empty talk

A distraction from what I had to do

When it got real, you up and walked

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You were an ominous, black cloud

In a Southern afternoon storm

Just swiftly passing through

While barely taking form

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A photon in a ray of sunshine

That once warmly filled my heart

A brief moment in a lifetime

Only to swiftly depart

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In the typhoon of my mind

You were once a luminous drop of hope

But the turbulent water blinded me

To an unyielding misanthrope 

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 The copper penny I once threw

Into a fountain with a wish

The price I paid for desire, it’s true

What I got was an empty dish

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 You appeared to be a dazzling jewel

Brightening up my frenzied life

Who knew you could act so cool

With so much bitterness and strife

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You were a tendril of smoke

In the blazing inferno of my heart

Promise of love in an elusive cloak

Destined only to fall apart

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For an instant I saw you as a diamond

During a gloomy moment of my life

But you were merely jagged glass

Which cut me like a knife

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Hard to believe I once cared

For someone so cold-hearted

Someone so exceedingly scared

Who so disturbingly departed

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In the grand scheme, you’re merely a bug

Scurrying across my floor at night

Yet you acted so incredibly smug

After fearfully taking flight

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You were a pebble in the rubble

On the vast mountain I’m here to climb

Something I may have stepped over

On my quest for the sublime

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So don’t overestimate

Your significance to me

You were but a harmless snake

Passing through my splendid sea

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All is well and life is great

But the lesson was not lost

One more reason to close that gate

And protect myself at all cost

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As I now see the bullet I dodged

Colossal passive-aggressive mind-fuck

Thankful the negativity has been dislodged

By some remarkably divine luck

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Like a band aid brutally ripped away

It hurt for one brief moment

But made way for a better day

The pain simply my atonement