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Fading Past

Updated on July 14, 2013
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Lisa is a substitute teacher who studies English Literature. She lives to write and is following her dream of becoming a professor.

Her heart calls out to him like it was yesterday

So many years past, how could she possibly still feel the same way?

She should walk away now, before mistakes are made

With time the memories will once again fade

Words cannot be taken back, once said

Tears cannot be uncried once shed.

The pain that will be caused will burn like fire

It has already started as an unfamiliar ache of desire

Wicked thoughts create wicked deeds

Wicked deeds are created by need

A need not yet fulfilled

The realization comes that it never will

The definition of insanity begins loudly repeating in her head

All that she can think is, we never really had a chance

So young, so naïve she was not prepared for him to leave

Her heart was impaled with loneliness

The tears burned like acid, she died inside

Born again was a creature full of pride

She boasted she was unbreakable inside

The truth was, the best of her had already died.

She built her walls so high

They touched the sky

She was determined to never again

Feel her heart ripped apart from within

She built her life with someone “safe”

Someone who could never cause her that kind of pain

They built a life, she grew to love

This kind gentle man, but it was never enough

Yet, she was unwilling to ever fall apart again

And she knew this time she would destroy him

So, she locked the pain away deep in her heart

Wiped away the pain and decided to be smart.

She turned to the one who never left her side

And realized that she loved her life

There was no use looking into the past

When the past tends to fade so fast

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh Lisa, This is so beautifully penned and very relatable. The past does fade with time but some memories remain a lifetime. Thank you....

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      I love the way this poem just streams with words.. love the message too voted awesome

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      beautiful ...

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Well captured and expressed. thank you

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Your poetry is the best part of your writing, Lisa! Well done and beautiful.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Your writing not only tugs--it rips the emotions out of your readers. Thanks for sharing, Lisa! Aloha!

      Joe

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      Ruby, Thank you so much for your kind and insightful reply!

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      Frank thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a gem of a comment, and for the vote!

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      Cleaner: Thank you!

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      Mhatter, Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment!

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      Thank you, Bill that means so much coming from you!

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      Thank you , Joe! I am glad you enjoyed it!

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      Oh, Lisa, did you step into my head when your wrote this? Or, are

      most of us more alike than we dare to admit? This poem tell an entire story. And, it seems that it rolled right off your tongue without effort.

      This is a remarkable piece of work!

      DJ.

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      beautiful...

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      Lisa Williams 3 years ago

      Hi, DJ: Thank you so much for your kind comment! The reason this poem rolled off my tongue so easily, is that it is a true story. Most of my poems are about experiences I have gone through in my life. Unfortunately, I have a very hard time letting go of the past, so I find myself in this place every now and then. Luckily through writing, I usually end up planted firmly in the present! Maybe you and I are more alike than we realize...

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      Lisa Williams 3 years ago

      Hi, Cleaner3: Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment!

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      therunningman 3 years ago from Rhode Island

      Really enjoyed this Lisa, in a painful relatable way. Great job!

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      Lisa Williams 3 years ago

      Therunningman, Thank you so much for your kind reply!

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