Hello native or very good speakers!
Can I say
"This has been this way for every time I've known?"
As this is part of a poem, I'd really like to keep "known" at the end as it rhymes with the line before.
It sounds right to me but a friend pointed out that it sounded strange to him.
I want to express that a certain situation was that way as long as I can remember.
1) Is it correct?
2) If it isn't, will it get the point across?
Thank you in advance!
The whole verse goes
Lonley, but not alone
for every time I've known