Storybook: A Poem

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Things are so much brighter when I feel lighter,

Cool kids with glasses and skinny jeans make me smile,

I find a someone across the way and ask him to stay awhile,

We find a dim-lit coffeehouse with a cozy booth to converse,

Chatting of things familiar, we are strangers then friends, quick to traverse,

"I feel like I've known you before," he would then quietly say,

I shook my head and told him "That's so cliche.",

He smiles and laughs with wrinkles framing his eyes,

I reluctantly agree with his sentiment and feelings sympathize,

Scared to move for fear of bubbles bursting with ease,

Smiling too much and a little more than eager to please,

The happy-inducing coffee masks my soul's growing dread,

When I know my heart will be in pain and feel like it's almost dead,

He feels it too, because he still has an arrow through his heart,

I lie and say I have to go, he silently feels relieved as we dart,

What a beautiful, confusing, colorful night,

When fiction was truth, but reality was in plain sight.


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prashant angiras 5 years ago from shimla(india)

Ebower i didn't understand why he has arrow through his heart,and what pain the girl is suffering through..


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Good question, prashant angiras. Both the girl and boy have been hurt from past relationships, so they can't trust another yet. The reader isn't meant to know what actually happened to them. In fact, as the author, I don't know either. Sometimes it's easier to stay single then to start a new relationship too soon. It's better to wait until one's heart is fully healed before falling in love. Thanks for commenting!


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

Chance encounters can have effects like this. It shows that human connections have value, even in fleeting situations.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Very true, Phil. We never know who we're going to run into and what memories will be made. I like how you described it so eloquently. Thanks, once again, for commenting; I can always count on you!


5 years ago

I'm reminded of:

'We spend our years as a tale that is told' (Ps 90)


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Interesting; thanks for sharing!


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Sweet and meaningful. I so much appreciate your wonderful gift. You re a Great talented poet. Voted up and awesome, beautiful


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, ubanichijoike! Your words were very encouraging to me. Thank you for voting. :)

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