Version of You

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In the morning, early morning, I rise to a new day

Like a soft caterpillar, emerging from its cocoon

I peel off the shell of yesterday and crawl out from a silken blanket of sleep

My window is dirty, but the sun struggles though to greet me

I press my face to the cold glass, and I know that I am alive

As if reborn, I know I am different. I am no longer the same

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In the darker moments of my regret,

I see your face, I tried to forget

In those times when I am the weakest,

And life seems the bleakest,

I recall your fall, and worst of all

I know the fault is mine to claim

I’m not the same, I’m glad you came, but I’m to blame

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And it’s not as if I haven’t imagined

If there was something I could have done different

As if a stone set in motion can be stopped or stalled

The trajectory’s set,  we were doomed to be spent

And yet I feel guilty, as If I should have called

It’s irrational, I know, but I’m desperately flawed

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But thanks to you, I’ve become a better thing

There’s something here that was never there before

And I’d be remiss not to thank you for that

Regret is something we all have on our shoulders

But thanks to you, I now have a stronger back

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In the darker moments of your regret,

I see your life, and it’s not over yet

In those times when you feel the weakest,

And life seems the bleakest,

I recall your fall, and best of all

I know there’s hope for you to claim

I’m not the same, I’m glad you came, it’s time to change

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Breath in this new day,

Embrace this newest version of you.

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~j.d. schofield

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