A Love Story.. Sort Of

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When I first saw you I knew I had to have you. I didn’t care what it cost me, you were going to be mine. You were exactly what I liked. You were so slim and sleek. You had the right accessories. You were, and still are, so beautiful.

I couldn’t wait to take you home and turn you on. I couldn’t wait to unlock your buttons and find out what was inside your world.

Then you said not so fast. I don’t get turned on easily. I am very complicated and you have to get to know me before I show you my secrets. There’s a lot to learn. The more you learn, the more you will like me. Maybe even one day you will love me more than anything else in this world.

I already love you. Don’t you believe in love at first sight? Please don’t make me wait, let me in.

Then I found out you really weren’t that complicated. I just had to push the right buttons in the right order and I was in. Once I was in, there was no stopping me. I wanted you twenty-four hours a day. I couldn’t go anywhere without you by my side. If I left you, I had to turn around and get you. I can’t remember my life without you. What would I ever do if I lost you?

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It wasn’t long before I was addicted to you. I couldn’t go to sleep. I lost friends. My family didn’t matter anymore. All I needed was you. I would wake up and you were the first thing on my mind. I had to make sure you were there and had to see what you were thinking. I didn’t even want to get out of bed.

But now I realize you are trouble. I can see how controlling you are. I walk into the other room without you and I can feel you talking to me. I know you aren’t there but my mind won’t let you go. I don’t enjoy life anymore. Staring at you has just gotten boring. I want to go outside. I want more.

I know I have tried to break up with you before but you wouldn’t let me. Always calling, texting, buzzing, and alerting me all the time. I couldn’t do anything without you disturbing me. So I would put my own life on hold again and go back to you. But this time I really mean it.

I love you but I have to turn you off. I have to learn to live without you. It will be difficult but I know I can do it. My parents did it. People for thousands of years did it. Yes, I know they didn’t have you but they survived just fine without you. I know I can also.

This is goodbye. Maybe it will be only for a little while. Maybe it’ll be forever. Whatever it takes for me to get to know me and for me to not let you control me. Then maybe I will let you back in.

Goodbye cell phone. I will miss you.

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You’re There by Pat Daily – 

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