Maybe Sometimes

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I wonder sometimes

of how you might choose

to pass the time

what you might do

for a diversion

to avoid the life

you thought you wanted.


I imagine that maybe

some of the time

you might feel bad

for those you disappointed

by your meaningless words

and false pretenses.


Sometimes you may

feel a slight

divide between where you are

and where you could have been

who you pretend to be

and what you really are.


You might wonder

how I might be

what I am doing

and if I might miss

those slight attentions

of when you found the time

in between your life

to see about me.


It isn’t true

that I never think of you

or wonder if

you are okay.


From time to time

I do think

I should have been nicer

ended things with more of a talk

instead of just the slamming of the door.


When I am busy

living the day to day

with little thought

of anything left behind,

sometimes

you make an appearance

in that funny space

between sleep and wake

not a central character

rather off to the side

within the margins

like I always was to you.

© 2015 truthfornow

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Ericdierker 12 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Ouch! The poem really has a gotcha ending. Bitterness like that and I bet the person thinks of the other a whole lot more than sometimes.


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Jodah 12 months ago from Queensland Australia

Wow, you expressed your feelings brilliantly. Well done with this poem.


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always exploring 12 months ago from Southern Illinois

Wow! Your thoughts are familiar .Sometimes in between sleep and awareness we can drift into memories.


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MsDora 12 months ago from The Caribbean

I got a smile out of "off to the side within the margins." Time to give back the feeling you been given.


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BlossomSB 12 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Such an interesting poem with the sentiments so well expressed.


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AliciaC 12 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

You describe relationships and feelings very effectively, truthfornow. I enjoyed reading your poem, especially the last four lines!


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aviannovice 12 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Wow, that really was a powerful statement, even though you tried to make it appear to be matter-of-fact. Nice ending.

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