I am not

February 18, 2017

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I am not the sum total of my mistakes,


A past ever so present and incomplete.


Believing that a true heart never breaks,


Was a crime not of passion but conceit.


It cost me the fragrance of my years,


The indomitable splendor of my youth.


But I am not the sum total of my fears,


Released as I have been by the truth.


When you told me the tale of another,


I replied you were free so to choose.


Knowing that the choice for the other,


Meant a life by my side you would lose.


The vanquished prostration of silence,


Was all you could see from your view.


But these are the words of defiance,


I am not the sum total of you.


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