Life Can Sometimes Be as Empty as a Cape Cod Beach in the Off-season

Out of Sight. Out of Mind. So They Say

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Out of sight, out of mind.

You'll forget her, they said.

She's gone and yet I find,

she's still inside my head.


You don't forget a face

carved into your mind

and drawn on your eyes,

so you can see ev'ry line.


The soft voice that she has.

The lips that I have kissed,

Their shadows linger like a

never ending morning mist.


Her long, soft, and silky hair,

a golden frame for her face.

No other images can

even begin to replace.


That old saying's only half right.

Now that she's gone I find:

That she's out of my sight,

and I am out of my mind.


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

Having felt this way myself, this poem really speaks to me. Its hard to forget the one that got away.


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Billrrrr 4 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Thanks PHILLYDREAMER. This one's been gone for fifty years!!!! ....it still seems like yesterday.


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

That's hard to hear. I was hoping one day I'd forget.


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Billrrrr 4 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Sorry. The good news is our hearts are big and there is space for others. But that first real love! You can't totally forget it. You always wonder how different things would have been. If........


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Laurinzo Scott 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

Yes Bill... I know this feeling you expressed so well


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Billrrrr 4 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Thanks Laurinzo. I greatly appreciate the comment.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

What's this, male bonding? :-} Sorry to break it up guys.

A beautiful emotive poem. Yes love hurts, but the great thing about the heart is that it heals, you will never forget but you will love again.

Nice work.


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Billrrrr 4 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Thankyou tobusiness. You are right, of course, on both counts....you don't forget, but you do heal.


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Truely beautiful and heartbreaking!


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Billrrrr 4 years ago from Cape Cod Author

I am grateful for the comment Angela. Thanks very much.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

You tend to gradually forget what you not see... Time does that to you... or sometimes you do that to yourself

Great poem


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Billrrrr 4 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Thanks for the comment rahul. Luckily for us, time is a pretty good healer. But the process is very slow.

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