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One More Time

Just one more time to count the cost
Just one more online love is done
Just one more couple tried and lost
Just one more setting of the sun.

So this one is a friend of mine
And someone that I still hold dear
But now her eyes have lost their shine
Except for glitter from a tear.

But why do we allow a day
To be so open to this pain
To try so hard from far away
And struggle when it's all in vain.

I know that there have been a few
Who managed to become a pair
But that was only one or two
And they were granted luck to spare.

To know that all could reach their goal
Is what my soul would wish for all
But online loving takes its toll
As futile efforts bring a fall.

They will keep trying this I know
As love is sought by lonely hearts
And once again the pain will show
When one of them decides to part.

But don't give up my lonely friends
For love may come from distant lands
And grant to you the peace it sends
As romance joins your phantom hands.

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