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I loved you with all I could muster.
I loved you with every sinuous strand
Every cell, every heartbeat.
I loved you with all that I am.
I loved you to the point of sacrifice:
Prepared to give you all I have.
A Ferris wheel of fortitude
Spinning, turning into a crazy world,
Always moving, never still, manic
In its pursuit of passionate folly.
Then melancholy, moody, yet
Mellifluous in melody, a merging
Of hearts: sometimes healing,
Often destructive as it wove its
Catastrophic path. In the aftermath
I land, washed up on the beach,
Picking up the pieces like driftwood
Carried by the tide. I loved you.
Helen J Radford