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Begin, not with a page, but with a book.
For your new love deserves the very best.
And careful not to take the steps you took,
Ensure that this new love can pass the test.
There was a time you passed by using cheats,
And every problem could be solved with fibs.
You told yourself white lies did count as feats,
Protecting what you had like fractured ribs.
Yet know that if you build your house with lies
Or don’t forgive your fabricated past,
The home you build will rain down from the skies,
And each new love will fail much like the last.
  The broken heart you had has come to mend.
  Obey the rules or this love too could end.
—  Sonnet 21: Rewritten Rule Book, © 2015 Sarah Marie Pardy