Out of the Past

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This poem is about the regrets of never taking a chance at love and about the hope that never withers away that life will give us all a chance at loving and living.

Although told in first person, this is more like a story, not necessarily from experience.

Submitted: November 18, 2017

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Submitted: November 18, 2017



I can see you so clearly even tho you are miles away

In my mind you are still 18 and in high school

Your eyes are no doubt still as blue as the winter sky

and in my imagination they still gaze at me deeply

as the first time I saw you.

Your smile invited me in, yet it always contained 

an air of mystery that I longed to discover.

Your eyes spoke to me in ways that spoken words never could.

Looking back now, it was all so obvious.

I should have taken that chance then

and opened my mouth to speak "Hello"

But I did not 

and I let you slip away into the world.

I don't want to remind myself now that I have lost you

even tho in a sense I never had you.

Because now that you are married and set in life

is when my own life is reminding me of what I lost.

It pains me that I think of you now that you are married,

but this isn't the worst.

It pains me that I actually believe that I had a chance with you

and it sometimes frightens me to believe that I could

one day be in your life.

No, I would never ruin what you have now.

I guess that what I'm trying to say is

that my heart is ready to take a chance

if that opportunity ever arises.

Because what I feel is forever

the same way that your eyes and smile will stay with me

as we grow older.

Out of the past you haunt my soul with dreams of love

and us walking side by side.

Out of the past and into my forever.


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