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This poem is about the feeling I had when I realized that it was my choice to be affected negatively by hearing "our song". It's been two years since we first broke up and when the song started becoming a negative thing for me. Sure memories were still brought to the surface but I refused to let them cripple me. That's what poem IX is. It's a refusal to be destroyed.

IX.

10600587_10204764587811044_3323353174422219428_nby Devin Mitchell Durbin18 Sep 2013

It's just a song.
If you just lay here
And realize that.
It holds a lot less power
It conjures memories
But it is your choice
To succumb to its spell.
Today I refused.