Locked Away.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
remember what it feels like to fly?

Submitted: April 14, 2009

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Somewhere locked away in an old picture
Is the memory of when you forgave my heart for being to afraid to trust
Isn't it a pity the moment never happened?
I was so young with my sun-dyed hair
still wearing daddy's over sized t-shirts to bed
We were in love. There were no real-world complications, just childish love
Or maybe it wasn't so childish. We never were children after all
Coming home from Kindergarten inhaling smoke-filled air
Watching our parents being taken away before our very eyes
Every day I had with you was as a fairy tale
But all stories must end, even without a happy ending
You were so sure
I never meant to hurt you
My soul still searches for the answer
To why my reply was so cold and unfeeling
As cold as the diamond ring on my mothers finger
Why can't we just erase time?
Because the tears I cried never reached the sea
They fell into the bottomless hole in my heart
I used to ask you, plead you, for forgiveness
But you just looked at me with your empty gray eyes and smiled
You never said a word, never would you forgive
Of all the things I said I would never forget
Only your smile remains imprinted on my heart
For if I counted a thousand words for the look in your eyes,
Forgiveness would never form on my tongue
So you broke me. You crushed me
They say love never dies, but maybe it wasn't love
You were just so quick to trust and I too slow
I'd pay a high price for if only a pretty sonnet from your lips
One last goodbye before this moment becomes another photograph in the album
Of you and of me
But you never said a word and though I was crushed, never would I be destroyed
It took all my strength just to continue down the road
Though I never forgot how you took my heart
And with your silence, ripped it to pieces
Even through my struggles to mend what I thought was lost
Scares are still deep in my soul
However, one thing you taught stills echoes like glorious church bells
It rings out in my every movement
To never doubt love but remember not to be destroyed
Let it teach you, let it mold you, let it give you wings
And after years of waiting, I remembered what it felt like to fly.


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