|Train Wreck at Las Vegas
Author: Gabriel Lyman PM
the finale to Best Gamble and Riskiest Gamble, what happens when the breakup is finalized after what the character believed was love failed.Rated: Fiction T - English - Words: 592 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11-05-05 - id: 2042076
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40 miles from Vegas, baby
love nipping at the air
Hitting our nostrils like we are on top of the world
We're riding free at the back of the train,
The air flipping back our hair
Just a couple of lovebirds carrying out their dream
We checked into our hotel a few days ago
Oh the rooms, so elegant
Fancier then anything we've ever seen
Spent all day at the card tables
Losing dollars left and right
All night at the slots
Never hitting it big
But with a sigh of dispair
I retreat to our room
Laying beside you
Looking in your eyes
Even with all the money which slipped through my fingers
And the gambles that failed
As I see into your soul
I know that I took the riskiest gamble
And did nothing but win
I hold you tight
I hear your life breathing
And your chest go up and down
As you begin to fall towards slumber
I remember thinking
"There can never be a better reward then this"
I took a gamble when I walked up to you that day
I knew it was a one in a million chance
"Hey darling, would you take a risk on me?"
I may have lost all our money
We won't miss it
But if I didn't have you
I would miss out
Because when it comes to love
I took the best gamble baby
and I won.
Ten months later i awoke to find you gone
I wondered, what happened?
I swore we'd lived happily
i couldn't figure it out
until i saw that note on the door
"You know i never felt the same"
Those words, cut through me like cutco,
sold by the local college student
sharp and swift, a quick dashing of my hopes
I hated myself
i spent so many nights
lying alone in my room
wondering where i went wrong
but then i wonder
Was it really my fault?
Is there anyone really to "blame"?
the answer is no.
Love is fickle, and sometimes it fails
Our Love was a failure, and you knew it from the start
thats why you were able to leave so quickly
Every time i look into the eyes of you
and your new lover
my own friend coincendentally
you just can't understand what it does to me
You say "I'd love if you'd get over it so we can be friends again and this doesn't hold us back"
and i'd hold back tears and the comments i really want to say "Can't you see this is killing me?
I love you with all my heart, but you were never meant for me
it was a cruel twist of fate that stole you away, and i may never forgive that
But one must roll with the dice he's given in life, and you're no longer a possibility
I have to move on
I have to leave you behind like a train wreck at Las Vegas baby
leaving the burned hull of the relationship on the tracks, and grabbing the handcart
to get the hell out of there
to cut my losses and forget
to be myself again
to find the age old confidence i once had.
I will one day find love as you have, but it will never be the same
Too many old scars from the Train Wreck in Vegas baby, that will never heal.