Flash backwards

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Just memories.

And I walked to the neighbourhood

where you used to live years back,

I stood in front of the house,

the one that used to be yours long ago,

seems other people live there now

.I looked at the old door, iron and glass,

and I saw behind it the very steps

I used to climb happily, hurriedly,

rushing to find the safety of your arms.

I could catch a glimpse of the big hall

and the sunlight shining on other lives

.And then I saw ourselves as we were then,

I had time to wish I had known then

what I have managed to know now

but it was not to be, only Time decides that.

And so, I kissed your face lovingly

and I patted my younger self on the arm,

and finally came back to my present,

wishing the people who live there now

a story as romantic as ours used to be

but decidedly more linked to happiness.


June 24, 2021.



Submitted: June 24, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Lizziedarling. All rights reserved.

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Ann Sepino

This is so beautiful! I love how touching and bittersweet the speaker's memories are. Their emotion grows and crests smoothly as the poem progresses.

Thu, June 24th, 2021 2:37pm


Thank you so much for your words! Love, Lizzie.

Thu, June 24th, 2021 8:11am

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