Once Upon a Time...

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

I wrote this sometime in the summer of 2009. Looking back on it now, I cannot believe that that was once my life. Things seemed almost carefree... well compared to now. In one full year all of that would be taken away. I had a crush on a coworker, and we'd always find reasons to spend time together. Looking back on it I smile. Those were good memories. When I say he kept the truth from me, he was about to get fired in the upcoming week. He just didn't want to spoil the fun we used to have.

A boy I loved kept the truth from me

Just so I could keep on smiling

His laughter contagious

His hands on my shoulders

And in my hair

And on my lighter

To light my fire

I studied his face, while I inhaled

He studied mine as I exhaled

I, trying not to show too much of what I felt

He, trying to make me show what I felt for him

Any minute now, I might break

The cigarette in his mouth

Becomes an hourglass

Almost at an end

He smokes it slowly to prolong the time

We know once it’s done

The reason for our outside meeting

Will no longer be legitimate

What was it then that I felt, and why?

Was it the certain way he touched a cigarette to his lips

Or how he kept it there deciding his next move?

I wanted to be that cigarette

He puts it out

It’s no longer burning

But I am, as I walk inside

Submitted: November 10, 2015

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Nazir sarmila

Lovely poetry...

Tue, November 10th, 2015 8:58am


Thank you. It means a lot.

Tue, November 10th, 2015 1:05am


Your words have always had a great meaning, so well spoken my friend.

Tue, November 10th, 2015 12:46pm


It is always so good to hear from you. Thank you.

Tue, November 10th, 2015 5:03am

Jeff Bezaire

Ooh, there is some burning passion here! :D

Wed, November 11th, 2015 6:44pm


:) I wrote this poem years ago lost in the moment. It was nice to one day find it and read it over. Brought back good memories. Thank you for reading.

Sat, November 14th, 2015 12:46am

Joe Kent Roberts

Very Romantic and Passionate Poem.

Wed, November 11th, 2015 11:06pm


Thank you :) I wrote it years ago. It was nice to stumble upon it one day and remember what my life used to be like. Thank you for the read.

Sat, November 14th, 2015 12:57am


this is a living piece of work

Wed, November 11th, 2015 11:30pm


Thank you.

Wed, November 11th, 2015 10:03pm


well done had me wanting to read more

Sun, August 13th, 2017 12:43pm


Thank you very much.

Sun, August 13th, 2017 10:43pm


That was beautiful. Love the read.

Sun, November 12th, 2017 6:31pm


Thank you so much Alex.

Sat, December 23rd, 2017 9:30am

Ali Atefi

a great poem indeed!

Tue, July 10th, 2018 6:28am


Thank you Ali. I really appreciate it.

Mon, July 9th, 2018 11:35pm

Keke Serene

Wow, this is very intense! Some excellent imagery here- and wonderful metaphors. Well done. :)

Tue, October 16th, 2018 7:18pm


Thank you so much!

Sun, November 4th, 2018 9:40pm


Thanks for sharing such a great poem!

Sat, April 18th, 2020 4:25pm


Thanks for reading and commenting. That means a lot to me.

Thu, April 23rd, 2020 2:19am


Paints a very vivid picture and expresses so many emotions of young love. Very well done.

Mon, August 10th, 2020 8:07pm


Thank you so much. It was a cherished memory from a totally different life.
Thanks for always giving me a reason to smile. Your support means a lot to me.

Mon, August 10th, 2020 8:38pm

Chayce McIlwain

Wonderful poem :)

Tue, September 8th, 2020 1:41am


It was a moment from another life. I look back on those days and smile
Thanks so much for reading Chayce!
Thanks for all the support.

Tue, September 8th, 2020 12:26am

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Thu, February 25th, 2021 6:12am


Thank you so much for taking a look at my writing.

Wed, February 24th, 2021 11:58pm

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