Youth Is Wasted On The Young - Poetry By Cathy Nerujen

(Note about this poem: I wrote this back when I was in my late teens, and it’s about a relationship I had back when I was 15. The other person was older than I. I sensed who I was becoming as a woman, and the memory still lingers of this amazing yet brief friendship and love, part of it captured in this poem from my old school jotter. It needs no explanation.)

I fought with you – my day turned
off the boil -
our friendship cooled – the autumn chill
set in -
I brooded on a porch, ignoring a
sunset -
I forgot the air is free and
held my breath -
I wanted to make something
happen -
our love, our spark, your touch, my
tummy-tingles –

Youth is wasted on the Young
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Now I have your photo –

your eyes are open and kind -
your arm is around my shoulder -
you wear that corduroy
jacket I bought you –
it’s your favourite –
you are impassive yet knowing as we
sit on the porch -
you know my flaws –
your hand is strong and reassuring
knowing you are there makes me
happy and needy -
so terrified of losing you – losing
all this -
my fears run deep.

You plead elegantly –
intelligently –
you want me to open up -
trouble is – I’m growing up –
slowly -

The porch light needs
Fixing -
it will be dusk soon.
A moment later, you
put a new bulb in –
one less problem, you chuckle.

I look at you in the Photo.
How can I be angry and still
feel all this love?
I don’t hate you – I hate the
Anger -
I hate the hating –
you take my hand,
warm, strong, vital –
I cry,
then you kiss me –
I can’t see the photo through
my tears –
then you say let’s get the camera and take
another picture.

Now I have this photo.
The sunset lights up your
kind brown eyes -
your skin is soft and beautiful -
your long flowing hair frames
your amazing face –
being with you is like being
with divinity -
your smile, it knows what
comes next -
I see what you really are to me,
I hear your whisper –
I feel this glow inside of me
and I see me –
and think –
Oh love, oh God -
how youth is wasted on the young.

(I couldn’t bring myself to publish the photos as the person this hub is about is not around to okay it, so I used other ones. I often wonder where she is and what she is doing. She was 5 years older than me. She was decent and wonderful, and she deserved better. And I hope she forgives my naïve and odd ways of old. I am too young at 28 to be burying old ghosts, but this one was special.)

A special thank you to Cassy (Cheeky Girl) for suggesting this poem. I almost missed this one. And thank you for the title suggestion, as I had no title for it. As always, you know my heart so well.

Poem Copyright (c) 2011 to 2016 Cathy Nerujen. All rights reserved. This poem is part of a forthcoming book collection of romantic poetry, due in late 2016.
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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Strong haunting emotion. Memories of old love sometimes indeed can be really carved to deep. Beautiful poem, Cathy. Vote up and beautiful!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Freya, I understand the haunting memory part, but it's a nice haunting too, if you get my meaning. Thanks for being first to comment, and the vote too. Take care.


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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Yes, I know haunting not always bad, like Enya voice for example, haunting in beautiful way. Have a nice day, dear.:)


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

That old cliché about better to have loved than not at all comes to mind here (don't get me wrong, nothing about your peom was cliché). I have to agree with the old saying. It's better to have the bittersweet memory of lost love than to have never experienced those highs and lows. Worth the ride. And it makes for some great poetry, which you demonstrate finely here.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

I love Enya's voice, Freya. The memory of this old friendship does linger, and I am reminded of how photos can rekindle old memories. Thanks, Freya.

Hi Doug, I know the cliché, and I still believe youth is wasted on the young. With hindsight, yes it is worth having loved, just wish I could have appreciated it more then. But I was in my teens, and learned a lot from it all. She was special. Thank you for the kind comments, Doug.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Cathy I am so pleased to read your poem, I have been seeking something new to read from you. This is stunning and so heartfelt. A lost love is something many of us have to experience. You have your memories and through the tears you have learned to love again. Pressing all your tabs once more. I wish you happiness always.

P.S. I adore Enya's voice too. Maybe include a utube here?!


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epigramman 5 years ago

....well my youth was certainly not wasted by coming over to your hallowed hub site - in fact you always make me feel younger than my age (400 years as a Martian vampire) and encourage me to know that humans such as you are capable of writing such lovely and pure thoughts in a profoundly poetic way! (so yes I think I will stick around a little longer on this earth of yours for another century or so .....but I will always remember you and the incredible Cassie!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi acaetnna, oh I am guilty of being away for too long, yes. New job, new challenges, new work hours and blah bla...you get the picture. Hah. But I am back, yes, and more poetry coming here again. Aw, thank you for the kind words, the love on this occasion was a bit wasted on me, back when I was 15. I actually was reluctant to publish this as it doesn't paint me in a very good light, if you follow me. (Laughs here) But Cassy said no, people will get it. And she saw more in it than I admitted myself.

The Enya video is an interesting idea, now that is worth thinking about. Brilliant suggestion, acaetnna. I would have to find the right song. Thank you for giving me some things to think about... You are great.

Thanks for the tabs too. :D

Hi Mr Epi / Colin. You profess your love for my poetry in your usual magnificent way...I missed your excellent poems and wit and imagination. Heh. I hope your new year is going okay. 400 sounds like getting on a bit, but I know your hand will refuse to put away that pen or keyboard, and keep giving us such awesome poems and ballads and rhymes. How are you? I hope things are good with you.

Cassy got me an "Asterix the Gaul" Book over Christmas and the bard Cacofonix makes me laugh a lot, for some reason, I thought of you and your constant stream of consciousness of poems, much better than his music, (!) and your humour permeates so much. Cassy showed me the cats too! Aw, they are beautiful! Thank you for these! You are incredible to us too, Colin. Bless you. :)


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Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Hello my friend, funny as I was reading this poem Cassy came into my mind...I thought, oh she needs to talk to a friend of mine. I would think ghost first loves you never forget, kind love you remember, and hurtful loves changes you forever. Love this hub, poem rate up love & peace darski


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Darlene, yes, I don't blame you for thinking of Cassy. I would do the same. Heh. You are so right, ghost love doesn't slip the memory easily. It was not a first love, but a kind love and not hurtful at all. I just wished I could meet her and say thanks and say sorry for being naïve and for not appreciating her more. I wrote it out of guilt and regret, and just wanted to get those feelings out there. It is a tribute to her too. I love your wisdom on love, Darlene. Thanks for the rate too. Take care. :)


TattoGuy 5 years ago

"you know my flaws –

your hand is strong and reassuring

knowing you are there makes me

happy and needy -

so terrified of losing you – losing

all this -

my fears run deep."

Just beautiful Cathy, even at 15 you had a way with words and well I gotta disagree on your title. Trust me, I deff didn't waste my youth ; ) xoxo


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Thank you Art, um, it happened back when I was 15, I actually wrote this a few years later well after it was over. Aaahh, the sweet memories. Poetry is so amazing, better than photos, I think. Words can say just as much.

Oh I wonder what you got up to in your youth, besides getting tattoos and all? Heh. You survived it, and that counts. LOL. XOXO


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

That was absolutely beautiful. Thank you.

(and yes, youth is wasted on the young)


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

You wrote this at 18? Poetry is not wasted on the young :D

Astra this is so beautiful.

I fought with you – my day turned

off the boil -

our friendship cooled – the autumn chill

set in -

I brooded on a porch, ignoring a

sunset -

I forgot the air is free and

held my breath -

I wanted to make something

happen -

our love, our spark, your touch, my

tummy-tingles

So captivating from the start til the end.

Youth is wasted on the young..hmmm what is youth and who's young? I do agree with the cliché sometimes but nothing is ever wasted coz we learn..Ow I'm sounding epic here lmao

Awesomely beautiful! XX


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Dim, thank you for the comment. I am glad you liked this.

Hi Fehl (Blaise) Uh, 18 was a few years ago. Heh. Yes, poetry is never wasted on the young, or on me. :D We should only borrow "Young" cos it's something I never appreciated when I had it, that is the sole end message to this whole poem. Silly me. Oh wow, you want me to answer that? "What is youth?" Can I phone a friend, or ask Cassy? Hahaha.

Maybe it's the difference between the failing to see the wood for the trees, and then later realising how cool and amazing the forest is. LOL. Or something like that. Did you read it fully, Fehl?? LMAO.

You are right we learn, but it took me time in this case. :) That's why I love writing poetry, I can get to say so much and explore the feelings and memories. I love your comments as always, Fehl. Hey, sounding epic is good in my book. (Have to write the book first.) LOL. XO


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Lovingu 5 years ago from London

What a beautiful poem, you have such talent.


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

haha You lovely Cathy! You breathe poetry and it's never wasted :D

Totally got you. Exactly that's why I asked the question. Did I read it fully? Hell no! At one word I knew the whole package. You freaking kidding me..of course I did. :) I read it like 4 times.

Maybe it's like eating your fave food over again or watching your fave flick twice in a week. I read this that way.. something like that. :)

Even if I wonder if you know what I mean, I know you do LOL Finish that damn book ;)

Praises from Blaise!

Cheers! XX


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Lovingu, you are such a fan, thanks for checking this out. I love your comments. Well, I was 18 when I wrote it. And as usual, writing about relationships stuff and romance. I just find so much to write about in this area. Hmm, I wonder why... :) Take care.

Fehl, I think you are right. Too many people tell me this now. And it comes as though I am breathing. Never wasted, aw, that is so cool of you saying this. :D

I am smiling at what I wrote about the forest and stuff. Your question caught me on the hop, Fehl. LOL. Explaining youth is close to impossible, but I could describe it in detail. And poetry suits me for this purpose. Aw, you read it 4 times?? OMG that is awesome. I wanna hug you to bits.

Fave food, that is almost as bad as me going on about kfc all the time. LOL. Yeah, I read you loud and clear. You get me too. Phew. (laughs)

I will get the book done, but I have to add more poems first. :D

Praise you too, my friend. "Cheers" XOX


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Loving this poem and how you express your truth. I am going to be reading many more of your hubs. I am definetly a big fan!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi vocalcoach, thank you so much...you are a big fan. I hope you enjoy my other poetry. I write from the heart. This made my day. :)


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I liked this poem. My friend, you give us motivation. Very inspirational. Thanks for writing this. Good work. Vote this up. ~prasetio


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi prasetio, well if I am giving motivation, I am humbled. I never saw myself as the inspirational kind of person, so this is cheering me up no end. Ha. Poetry just seems to connect with people at some level, and I am glad you like this. I appreciate the vote, you are sweet. Thanks for being a true fan, prasetio. x


NikiiLeeReyes 5 years ago

WOWWOWWEEEWOOOWWW!!!!!!!

This hub is absolutely beautiful

Always voting up;

this hub made my day!!!

Missed you dearly Love.

speak to you soon.

btw you have twitter

facebook???


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Nikki, wow, I am happy to see your comments again. Were you away or just busy? Anyway, I missed ya too. :)

Thank you for voting up my poem. You are such a fan. I will check out your hubs today. No, I don't have facebook or twitter. Do you? Cassy is on twitter, she is cheekygirlUK. She is big into twitering or whatever you call it. She loves it. And she is on facebook too. Um, I don't know here facebook details, I am ashamed to say. Ha.

Try her profile or the website. We ore or less live there anyway. LOL. Have a god day, Nikki. Take care. :D


NikiiLeeReyes 5 years ago

Post the picture share it with the world;

Maybe she might find you.

Maybe she wonders just like you.

Beautiful again;

Very nice.

I've always loved your poetry and I will find cheekygirl and follow her!!!

Lol ::squeezes:: blessed be.

The memories in this poem fills the room.

Warm and fullfilling like coffee.

Nikki


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Heart Felt Book 5 years ago from New York, NY

well well well..there is nothing better than a teenage poem..(poetry stage)such a feeling! Yet poetry is the best way to hold on to it..very divine and Sentimentally sexy..very nice Thanks dear!VOTED UP!! YES YES>>


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Nikki. I am in two minds as to whether I should do that. I wonder what might happen. Maybe I am a chicken and too scaredy cat to do it. LOL.

I would be putting the photo up and not saying it to her first. And perhaps that invites other things to happen...no, I will digress, and leave it, Nikki.

I would rather err on the side of caution. Heh. I could be opening up a whole can of worms with the photo. But I know what you mean. Well, if she sees my poem, and says hello, maybe I will. I will wait and see what she says or just wait and see what happens. It is funny how time passing can affect feelings. Wow, memories can be so complicated. (Think my head is suitably wrecked now. LOL.)

Yes, I am feeling those squeezes from you Nikki. Heh. I'm glad you like the poem. :) You are a great friend and a great fan here too. Thank you so much. :) Comparing my poetry to coffee, now that is funny, I am smiling like crazy. You say the right thing always, my dear. Bless you. Have a wonderful and fulfilling St Valentine's weekend. You are in my thoughts. :D xx

Hi Cheri: oh my, I have quite a few comments here today. Me so happy. Yes, I love trawling through my old poetry and seeing some of the totally embarrassing things I wrote. Ha. Poetry does help me hold on to the memories and the feelings and thoughts. Aaah, you know the secret to poetry, Cheri. You and Nikki are great. "Sentimentally sexy..." Um, I never thought of it that way, but yes, I see what you mean. There is a bit of this too. Well it's nice to think of this today, seeing as it's the Valentine weekend and all. LOL. Funny how we get more sentimental about romantic memories around this time of year. (Note the absence of guys leaving comments today. Heh.)

Thank you for the vote up, and for being so tuned in to things, Cheri. You and Nikki are so dear to me. Love you guys! :) xx


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

My life is a delirious delicious dream......listening to "Speck of Gold" by Afterlife...

Wonder should I set up a facebook account?....hmmm.......


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

A very touching poem Cathy.

We can draw so much strength from our lost loves. They are so much of who we are and who we become - a part of ourselves forever.

It kind of makes you feel proud doesn't it? I can't help but feel that she knows what you want to say to her.

Thank you and thank Cassy for her prompting you...we really needed for you to share such a beautifully written moment in your life with us...


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

hi bbnix, thank you for the nice words here. Yes, they do become part of us, and more than we realise. I don't know what she'd say if she read this...I can only guess. Cassy is great at things like that. Thank you for the encouragement, bbnix.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

i forgot the air is free and held my breath! awesome line. lovely poem. people come and go from our lives, sometimes all we have is memories, so remember the good times, and live your life, have fun. youth does not have to be wasted. your only as old as you feel!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi again, Nikki. Yes, the turn of phrase is typical me. LOL. The words pop out just like that. We all struggle with love in our life at some time I guess. You offer good advice here. Thank you so much, and thanks for caring too. :)


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Enigmatic Me 5 years ago from East Coast Canada

You are open and fierce (sorry that's Tyra Banks-esque) but its true. The gentle touchof your words on raw emotion allows us all to feel.... feel whatever we want...for those of us old enough, to feel the memory/memories of fresh love.. and for those of us waiting for it- it speaks to hope and awe of feelings yet felt... kudos


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Eneogmatic Me, open and fierce. My partner says I am a big Pussy Cat. LOL. Well, that made me smile. I like Tyra. The way you describe it here, the touch of words on raw emotions is most interesting... Um, that is a lovely way of describing it... Wow, I didn't realise there was so much in my own poetry... :) What a beautiful way of seeing this. Thank you for this comment. :)


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Enigmatic Me 5 years ago from East Coast Canada

No need for thanks I only comment where I see my words might be an addition to the already wonderful compliments.

I struggle when sentiments could be duplicated.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Thankyou again. Take care my friend. :)


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well I must always return and revisit the classics - and this is definitely one of my favorites by you - and it has a title that I wish I'd had come up with - lol -

...and you are following the formula that the epi-man believes in (as a writer) ....'if you write from the heart the mind will always follow' - and it's in that equation where I find your purity and its soul as a writer!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Colin, your return is always welcome. It is a favorite of mine too, though my Mum loves this and told my Dad to read it. He had tears in his eyes reading it. He never reads my writing. But this one melted his heart. Colin, my life story is probably a bit weird, but there it is. Nothing I can do to change it. I just love poems so much. It's just as you say, write from the heart, and that will hold you steady. What great advice for any poet. (Hugs you) The human mind is an amazing thing... Oh the title, Cassy gets credit for that. My other title was embarrassing. LOL.


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time

Once again this is great...You should perhaps hop on to mine and maybe give a few tips?! thoughts, you really are good. I write poetry as an exercise, when I get stuck with the book, and character development (which is crazy at the moment) ... But you really ARE GOOD..

tHE 'HAUNTING' you mentioned above, indeed. Some memories and hauntings are worth hanging onto... you see Love is not always holding hands and cuddles/kissess... It takes some deep paths in pain and strife. And believe me It's gone a decade now and I am still the very same (except the pain) I now know how to deal with it..And because I lost the love of my life, this 'haunting' in my case...Is all I have left , so I write poems about it...sending messages and God knows if he will ever set his eyes on my words...

So, Lets hold onto the haunting.

If I have gone too far here feel free to delete me:: but I was simply touched through this poem...and a comment made above just bought it all back ..

Thank you for sharing your talent with us, you are blessed!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Leptirela: thank you for this, I am spending my monday checking out your poetry, no fear. Oh tips? I am lost for words...I don't know what to say. I am not an expert. I do put a lot of thinking into my poems, maybe too much for all I know. Some times I wish I could think less and just write more, but I noticed a drop in quality so I try not to do that...

I will check your poetry but can I say I am uncomfortable offering tips, as really is it the poet who decides in the end how it goes. Poetry is very personal and your choices are yours alone. No one could understand you better than ..."you".

I understand about the depths of loving and it is so much more than what happens on the surface. But it was a few years ago when I wrote this. The event happened when I was 15. One thing I love in this poem is the vast difference I feel about love today as opposed to how I felt when I was 15.

My way of "holding on" to the haunting is through the poem itself. In some ways it's also me ticking myself off for being so immature about the person I loved at the time. And the person was special too. I will never forget that.

Oh your comment is fine. I appreciate your comments. As to the being really good, well I am in a hurry to get these poems into that book by summer, hopefully. Thank you for the interesting comments as always. :D


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Beautifully written, I really enjoyed reading this poem.

My take is, Over the years we change, things are gained and lost, but the stages we pass thro' are steps to the next part, often essential to who we become.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi 2uesday, what a wonderful name. You should patent that :) So glad you enjoyed my poem. Your take on this is great, I agree. Things do change over time, and feelings change. The steps to the next part is a thing I learned usually after it happened. Lol. But yes, it is essential to who we are. Youth is not wasted on the old (at 25...heh) but I still say youth is wasted on the young. Thank you for the comments, well observed.


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L a d y f a c e 5 years ago from Canada

Astra - this is just beautiful and resonates deep within. Your wording couldn't be more perfect.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi L a d y f a c e: thank you for the lovely words...old love stories and memories can be so nostalgic, and this will always be a favorite to me. The beautiful person who it is based on was so special. I think some of that seeps into the poem too. It certainly fuels the passion behind the words ...um...my wording is curious for me, as this is a non-rhyming poem. You remind me that I need to write more of them, as lots of my new ones rhyme. Much appreciated, my friend. Have a sweet day. :)


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puddingicecream 5 years ago from United States

This is a beautiful and touching poem! I can definitely feel the passion. Thanks for sharing this. Voted up for beautiful.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi again. Thank you for the kind words. :D This poem touches a lot of people. It is a bit sad but it is beautiful, I agree. Love can be pretty amazing. Thank you also for the vote. Have a sweet day. ^_^


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Amanda Severn 5 years ago from UK

This is very beautiful. What a talent to enjoy at just 18! You've got me thinking that I must write some more poetry!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Amanda: thank you so much. One of my prose non-rhyming poems. Some of them are just stream of consciousness... but based on internal thoughts as though on a blackboard in my mind. Anyway, enough of my ramblings... Heh. Yes, do write some poetry, and I will be so happy to read it. Take care. :)


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glassvisage 4 years ago from Northern California

Such beautiful and powerful words. I think the photos still do well to supplement this poem. Thank you very much for posting this.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi glassvisage, thank you for this. I was younger a bit more foolish when I wrote it, and I was younger and waay more foolish when I knew her. LOL. Wow, those feelings were so intense, and they don't fade easily.

Being able to write about the experience and reclaim some of that special bond we had, and to be outside of myself and seeing it from a distance ... that is the allure of poetry... it is a challenge to recapture those magic times. And I smile if I manage to make it work even a little.

Yes, the photos just fit the sense of place and weird sense of the moment way back then. Two girls holding hands on a beach before an oncoming tsunami is kind of weird too. It's one of my personal favorite poems. I can never shake it off. It just gets to me. So I am glad I wrote it.


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Angelme566 4 years ago

Time is never wasted for the things we enjoyed. This poem is cute and beautiful.

As we travel we meet different people giving us different impacts also. They may come and go but memories shall live forever..

Voted and shared..Have a beautiful Sunday !


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Thank you Angel. I agree with you. Yes, time on the things we enjoy, and I would add this to the people we love. But even if the poem is cute, I do believe the point that youth is wasted on those who don't value how precious it is, and I know that it applied to me in my case.

Yes, the people do come and go, as you say. And yes they do leave memories, sometimes very beautiful ones. Some very wonderful and admirable points, Angel. I'm glad you enjoy my poetry so much. Your comments always make me think.

Have a sweet day, my friend. :)


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dohn121 4 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I heard this phrase: "Youth is wasted on the young" just the other day and so when spotting it on your profile page, I had to check it out. My favorite line is:

"I forgot the air is free and

held my breath."

Our memories are our greatest assets and you have definitely nailed your this particular one. You certainly have a talent for writing, Astra Nomik. Keep up the great work!

Dohn


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

@dohn121; wow, thank you Dohn for the lovely comment. yes the phrase is common here too. yes I get lots of reactions to that unusual line... but it expresses my frame of mind exactly.

Yes memories are so intense when our feelings are so intense for the person we love ...

Thank you for this. I will be reading your hubs too, as your short stories are so entertaining and fun to read. You have great hubs, dohn. :)


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Zayleen Pain 4 years ago from lost in my own minds lines

Yes amazing a poetic ironyabsolutely love it took me right back to those days.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Zayleen Pain, yes it is a bitter sweet experience and a moment in life that taught me many things about love and about myself. Thank you for commenting. Enjoy my poems and have a great day.


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Yes, I updated the photos here, thank you. :)

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