the genuine site of fairbanks on a rainy august night

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

I feel like the title is harder to understand than the poem itself, but would love to hear interpretations on what you think the title is saying. This isn't a summary but still

What was used to live

It was genuine love

We gave everything we could give

But she had an ambition to get to the place up above

And all I wanted was one more night

Before she left 

Even though I knew it wasn’t right

And even though it was a theft

Of everything we had built

I never blamed her

Because I hold all the guilt

While I wish we could be what we were 

It was real

I was something I can’t explain

And I can never heal

I will always be in pain

Always want one more chance

Always want to see her one more time

Always want one more dance

And maybe more from time to time

But I never will be able to

Because she is gone

And I never really knew

Because the switch was always off

And always will be until the end of time


Submitted: April 30, 2020

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Melancholic Wisdom

The title really caught my eye, I've done the same thing before and had a title that was difficult or didn't relate to the subject at hand. To me this feels like someone reminiscing over a failed relationship while watching or standing in a storm as the rain begins to fall

Thu, April 30th, 2020 4:07am


I like how you interpreted it. That is along the lines of how I thought of it, but I also went further with the title. PM if you wanna know my full interpretation, don't want to say it here and take away from other people's interpretations

Wed, April 29th, 2020 9:15pm

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