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Just Letters

Updated on June 12, 2015

What if you took everything you ever said and piled it in a corner?
Would the words fall apart and become just letters strewn all about?
Would they remember if they were happy or sad or loud or soft?
Or would they just lay there waiting for your imagination to sprout?
Will you sit and watch for them to begin a new life without a past?
Will you lay among them knowing they will wait for you to choose?
Will you begin to reconstruct your life with the loves you failed to notice?
Will you say the things you were unable because you have nothing to lose?
Nothing you say will change what was said thirty years ago when you were so sure
But the pride of yourself remains, stripped of what you thought you once were
You have the chance to look at each letter closely, remembering it’s place
What shape or form could possibly come to mind that would change her?
Maybe each letter should spend a day alone with a memory that you tried to forget
And informed of who you were and what you failed to do they whisper as you sleep
Yes it happened as you remember and we know why you cannot release yourself
And now that we know what to do let us return all the words over which you weep

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @coffeegginmyrice - Thank you so much for your comment. I love that you took it in and gave it back to me with your interpretation. It is very gratifying to know that someone took some time out of their day to read something that I wrote. Truly... thank you.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      From beginning up to the end of this poem, such lovely sentences evoke honest feelings and recollection. This reminds me of all the memories of past loves in one book I have kept for years…all those love letters and notes, yes open up back the mistakes in our choices, of the pride in keeping ourselves intact amidst regrets in falling in love and out of despair.

      Beautiful!

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Hello again... I appreciate how you read and interpret my work. I admire those who can look forward. At times I am mired in examing my life... not out of longing but to understand so that I do not repeat error. I like the sincere apology thought....

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Another thought-provoking hub. This is my interpretation.

      "Will you begin to reconstruct your life with the loves you failed to notice?" Definitely not. I wouldn't look back.

      "Will you say the things you were unable because you have nothing to lose?" Whatever needed to be said was said. No regrets.

      It's true that you can't change what has already been said, but a sincere apology can make a difference especially if enough time has passed by.