Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

POEM OF THE DAY; 472 Days of You

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

POEM OF THE DAY; 472 Days of You

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YOU picked me up, you spun me around Sucked me in and turned my life upside down I played the game with every inch of my life Unrealistic daydreams about being your wife So with good intentions after so long messaging We decided to meet after previous 'unfriendings' You promised me over and over your words were true And I wanted to believe them; I'd fallen head over heels For you.

So I made the three hour train journey up to Newcastle Where a man I fell for had lost his bottle. So 472 days wasted, for that is a shame But I carried on regardless in your vibrant city, Busy and bustling, so historic and pretty I found comfort in the listed Royal Station Hotel I was all steam and sauna'd out to ensure I looked well With optimism I walked along your streets, Heart on my sleeve, I hoped we would still meet I set for the river, the bridge over the Tyne Where you said we would walk and then wine and dine I felt fiery and emotional looking at all the lovers locks Thinking of all the happy couples, yet somehow I just felt lost I left the lovers' promises that were sworn to each other I plodded on sadly to the Baltic Art Centre Here I tried to resume some kind of normal composure I slowly sipped my Fallen Angel looking out from Six The view was breathtakingly beautiful but I just felt sick So with a heavy heart and deepest regret I should be truly grateful that we never met You have saved me from more lies and hurt, Because I was clearly a game; a bit of skirt So sarcastically I thank you for every bit of Damage you've done After 472 days you have finally won! …

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