leaving you

loving you was never easy

leaving you was harder

if we could only turn back time

i would have chosen not to notice you

to prevent myself from falling into love's painful trap

making me helpless with no supporting pillar of strength

if we could only rewind this entire episode

i would have chosen not to like you

then i would need to suffer no more

if i could only take back my fallen tears

i would have chosen to walk away

while you watch my retreating shadow slowly disappear

how i wish this was just a dream

where i would wake up and forget all the troubles it brought with it

all the tears of sorrow would be gone

all the emotional pain would go away

and i would go back to my soulless body

an empty shell