Once upon a time in Venice

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Vintage Publishing
A short story in poetic form :)

Submitted: February 05, 2019

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I traveled the seas and I traveled the skies,

Embracing the wonder inside my eyes.

I couldn’t believe that I was in Rome!

In a beautiful city away from my home.

Meeting the people; warming and free,

Traveling might be happiness’ key.

I was running, I know, I was aware,

Someday I’ll come home to the mess I left there.

But I needed to run; I had to escape,

My heart was about to take a new shape.

I traveled to Venice and through its streams,

This city’s beauty resembled my dreams!

I was alone; but not lonely, you see,

For the first time I was selfish and very care-free.

Venice was love, freedom and hope,

The comfort, the food did help me cope.

Learning the culture; learning to dance,

Learning to smile and taking a chance.

It helped me heal and to forgive,

It gave me peace and my will to live.

I savored the moments; I savored the day,

I contemplated if I should stay.

But after some days or maybe some weeks,

Tears again ran down my cheeks.

I looked around; I’m on my own,

And I finally felt like I was alone.

Escaping is temporary; I see that now,

But to feel sorry; I won’t allow.

I started to miss you; I started to cave,

Should I just call you? But I wasn’t that brave.

I left you behind because I was afraid,

I hope you’re not hurting was what I prayed.

In a mardi gras dance in Venice that night,

I danced with a man dressed all in white.

He noticed my tears under my mask,

“What is the matter?” He proceeded to ask.

I told him my story only to vent,

To be crying in Venice is not what I meant.

He took off his mask and I sighed at the sight,

To ask for forgiveness was my only plight.

We danced through the night in Venice, you see,

Enjoying our time and our fantasy.


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