The Hurt (Mad World) – [True Story]

Mad World – Donnie Darko

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I thought we were more than just friends,

I thought I was more than a means to an end.

But then I thought you were almost mine,

When you stole my heart and left broken pieces behind.

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Whatever let me think that we had a chance?

Whatever helped me see past your second glance?

It wasn’t me. It wasn’t me.

It was the person I wanted to be.

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The world continued spinning,

Like nothing had ever mattered,

Your life continued enduring,

But mine? Mine was shattered.

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Did I even have a shot at romance?

Looking back, I know there was no chance.

But what could have stopped me from hoping?

Only the knowledge of the betrayal coming.

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Do you know what you did to me?

When you said that you cared?

When you said you would be there?

You promised me. You promised me.

But then you disappeared.

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“I love you, too” you said,

“But as a friend”.

My world stopped,

My eyes glossed.

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The tears began to fall,

The dark was a cover from all.

The movie was about “happyness”,

But where was the happy?

~

A few more times that day I almost broke outside,

I was broken inside and kept it hidden.

The idea that someone might see my pain,

That gave me more pain than I could bear.

~

The question of “what’s wrong?” would not be asked,

The idea that people might see my weakness scared me.

I settled for hiding, for fighting my tears,

Fighting my real emotions, fighting the fears.

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They would not see it today,

No, not on a day that was supposed to be so good.

The beginning of a new month,

The beginning of the hurt.

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The world wouldn’t see it,

They couldn’t understand.

I’ve hidden it away,

Until I actually understand.

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I cannot fathom it right now,

But as my days go on I will.

One day him pushing me away,

Will be the best thing he did for me.

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One day I may even thank him for it,

But not today, this day of all days.

No, not today;

Not now anyway.

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This wasn’t what I wanted,

But it was what I got.

The world may be cruel,

But this is probably worthwhile.

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I may not stop loving him,

But my life will go on.

He will still be my bestfriend,

Even if he doesn’t want me as his.

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Fare thee well!

Karen Alyse

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