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If This Is The End, This Is What I Want You To Know

by Kim Boateng Last updated on February 17th, 2018,

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I want you to know that I truly cared
even though I didn’t really say it,
even though I didn’t really show it,
but I did, I still do.

I want you to know that I could’ve stayed
if only you asked,
if only you said something – anything, 
if I felt like you truly needed me

But I felt like maybe you don’t,
like maybe there’s someone else,
like you’re pushing me away on purpose
because you’re not feeling it.

I want you to know that I wish we had more time
to talk about deeper things,
to go to all these coffee shops and bars,
to watch the stars together one more time.

I want you to know that it wasn’t easy for me
walking away, starting over, forgetting you.
It’s still not easy.
You’re still unforgettable.

But I felt like you needed space,
you preferred distance,
you picked someone else.
I wasn’t the one for you.

But I want you to know that I could’ve tried
to be everything you ever wanted
but that would be a happy ending
and you got used to sad ones.

So if this is the end,
I want you to know that
I wasn’t the one who ended it —
that it might never end for me.

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Kim Boateng

Kim Boateng

With a Degree in Environmental Sciences, Kim the self professed jack of all trades and master of some simply "goes there" and brings a level of attention and detail to Nigeria Circle's quest for excellence in investigative journalism that sets her apart. Before journalism she worked in Safety, Quality Assurance and Control in several industries.
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