The Forgotten Ones
are those who leave
footprints in your life.
Footprints of detestation and love
of euphoria and dejection
accomplishment and letdown.
The Lovers came with pledges
of immeasurable devotion and adoration
but left…leaving wrecked hearts behind.
The Friends came with enjoyment,
dependability and closeness
but left…leaving behind rivals with secrets.
The Family came with familiarity,
protection and encouragement
but left…leaving behind broken people.
As they treaded through my life
leaving behind destruction and hate
I rise from the soil, look to the heavens
The Forgotten Ones will never be forgotten
but they will never decide my future.