(Family) The Truth Comes After the But

I watched Dr. Phil too much. He always says the truth comes after the but.

The Truth Comes After the But

When I walked away
you said you would always love me
but time has proven those were only empty words.

I believed those words
but now I find you no longer care.

You see it wasn't that I didn't love you
I did
but I did not want to grow old and
look back on what might have been
I believed our love would endure until our last breath
but time has made you bitter and me lonely.

When did but become our unspoken truth?

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