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Prose - What You Missed

Updated on March 19, 2011

Memory preserved
Petrified
In my mind
Washing ashore
Rolled by the tide
Something for you to find
You never knew
What you missed
In me
Instead you embraced
The current popularity
We smiled
And I was known
To you
But I was safe
My mystery
Offered no clue
Lurking within
Was a future
Buried in the present
Under shallow domination
The root was unsure
I knew
Of the silent kiss
Time
My keeper
Whispered its promise
I thought
For a thousand years
One day
I spoke
And moved you to tears
You wondered
Where did this come from?
How can he know
Of life
What has he become?
Future intrigue
Arrived
Unprepared
It was time
To come alive
Your dormant state
Challenged
As never before
You see in me
A giant oak
You cannot ignore
And now as I change
Again and again
Can you understand
How the past
Is not your friend?
Its journey
To the back of your mind
Must begin in earnest
As you shed what you were
And join me
In the forest
Of who I am
And who you may become
Because once
You held me down
And now I'm the one
Who must decide
If you are worthy
Will you impede
Or constrain
My developing story?


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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Lora - thank you!

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      LoraKayAlexander 6 years ago

      This is so meaningful. Everyone should read it!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      People... they can be so clueless... they are so wrapped up in who they are that they don't feel it when their life rams you from behind.... Maybe she decided you are worthy after all... maybe you know have the power... or maybe she is looking for forgiveness...

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      One of my exes, not the one who haunts me still, but the one who practically made my life hell for a year...she recently added me on Facebook, after she destroyed my life, and took me to court, and such...she had the nerve to FRIEND REQUEST me...haha

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      You got it right... there are several layers to the inspiration... some are the usual women who purused the wrong guys long ago... another is a person who basically was a bully to me who now has asked me to "friend him" on Facebook and I'm wondering why? Is it my turn for revenge or should I just move on because there is no good memory for me to lean on....

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      To me, this is talking about the many cycles of life, as people age, grow, and change.

      We can't always expect people to remain the way we remember them. No one ever stays the same as the years pass by. I felt like this was saying that person needs to forget the past and advance forward with you, and change with you.

      Correct me if I'm wrong.

      I like your style, I find it to be very easy to follow, and short, simple lines are a good way to suck in the reader.

      I have been using this sort of writing much more lately, and I'm finding it to be very effective.

      Up/awesome