Despite

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Despite it all
I never stopped loving you

We met by pure chance
And began our dance
Slowly, then rapidly as time does
We fell in love

It was intoxicating and new
At that time more than I knew
And although I couldn't see you for real
You never lost your appeal

Twenty-six
Thirty-six
Ten years
No fears

At times I was scared
It all moved so fast
But I wanted it to last
So these thoughts I never bared

We met over Valentine's Day weekend
The holiday of the heart
It was a time I never wanted to end
For we were never apart

After I took my leave
Things began to change
Something I did not want to believe
But also something I couldn't rearrange

A second time to you I came
But it was clear you planned to douse the flame
A dream shattered
Love murdered

Dusk fell, and I was so mortally pained
For months in my heart and spirit night reigned
Complete devastation, no hope for redemption
As I fell into the abyss of damnation

I tried hating you
Because it felt better than hurting
But it was never something I could do
Because part of me never stopped loving

I know why you did it
I didn't like how it was done
But I understand your reasons for it
I know I couldn't have been the one

I realized you loved me
And that is why you couldn't let it be
So although it caused so much agony
I will always treasure your memory

Years have passed, it is true
We are almost thirty-two and forty-two
But there was something I needed to tell you
Despite it all, I never stopped loving you

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