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I was an inmate of TDCJ in 2009. A friend wrote and asked if I would like a pen pal. I agreed and began writing the woman the poem was written for. After my release and getting to meet this woman I was hit with the hard reality that some things are "to good to be true."

It's To Good To Be True

© Brian Gaskin

Would we still expect good if in our mind we knew
That one of life's biggest let downs is "it's to good to be true"
Would we still let our feelings and emotions build inside
Would we try to mask the excitement shown by our smiles there's no way to hide
Why do we build ourselves up for such a big let down
Then realizing the statement is true turning our smiles to frowns
It's like starting a game that we know we can't win
And breaking promises to ourselves when we swore we wouldn't let it happen again
It recently happened to me and now I am stuck with I told you so
My mind knew better than to stray but my heart really wanted to go
So from here on out when I hear the words "it's to good to be true"
I want the whole world to know that my thoughts will always be on you

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Published: 1/9/2011

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We two form a multitude

- Ovid

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

- Aristotle