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That I Used to Know..

Updated on May 27, 2012

I remember when we met, you had just graduated high school, our love, it was so fresh. Although we would spend all day together, we couldn't wait for tommorow to see each other again. The night was so long it seemed like forever, sleep wouldn't come. I thought if I slept, for sure I would dream about you. In the morning, I tried to remember my dream about you, but quickly forgot about it because I wanted to call you right away and tell you good morning. What happened to the person that I used to know?

We were so in love we decided to move in together, before we got married, we made a commitment to each other. We did not have to go before anybody to tell us that we would always be together. We moved into a tiny apartment but we didn't care, we were happy just to be together. We each would go to work and didn't make much money , but couldn't wait to get home and eat and then make passionate love on our mattress on the floor. we didn't care that we were a young poor couple, struggling just to make it through the month. As long as we had each other. What happened to the person that I used to know?

We went through our life together thinking nothing could ever come between us. We went out together and saw all the other couples, cheat on each other, lie to each other. Not us, no, not us , we were so happy to have each other. We had complete trust in each other, I knew you would never leave me, you knew that I would never leave you. Although many women tried to lure me away, and many men tried to entice you with promises of a better life, we were happy as long as we had each other. What happened to the person that I used to know?

We have grown old together and instead of making love at night, we eat and then watch television.We live like sister and brother, you are on Facebook and I am on Hubpages, You have no interest in my poetry, I don't care who you connect with on your smart phone. We have our nice home, we have vacationed in Las Vegas, We have had many new cars, I have bought you more diamond jewelry than you could ever wear, we have done everything we ever wanted to do, yes... things that we never would have thought we would be able to do, back when we were a poor young struggling couple. Yes.... it's been a long winding road that we have walked together, the ups and downs, through sickness and in heath We are still, and will be together till death do us part. We still love each other but, What happened to us ? The people that we used to know !

Where is the love

that I used to know

How did we lose it

where did it go?

The passion, the energy

it was.. oh so sweet

now we don't look at each other

our eyes hardly meet.

Till death do us part

is what we said

but.. is this really living

or are we already dead.



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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      angel thank you for commenting.

      yes you are young and the sooner you learn that life has it's up and downs the better you will be able to deal with them. God bless you.

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      Angelme566 5 years ago

      I love the honesty and purity in here , the story in here just tells me that there is no such thing as forever , all changes whether a material or emotional thing.a line which says that if you love others be sure you won't give your 100% because along the way , we may like it or not something undesirable will happen ..we still can survive


      A very nice read , voted all except funny..

      PS. I love what Karn is saying about marriage --marriage should be packaged like life insurance - a one or 2, or 5 year 'term'.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Thank you k, you are the best. only you could give a coment like this. a real down to earth human comment.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Are humans meant to be monogamous? I doubt it, personally. I think marriage should be packaged like life insurance - a one or 2, or 5 year 'term'. Maybe even 'whole life' for the truly idealistic - or naive! (or horny..) my jaded showing.. that just reality..

      a very 'human' story, this, Michael..

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      A poem of life of change.

      Change is the story that any one can write, from any man or woman can this same story come from. Reality or fantasy, sometimes the line is so thin it is blurred with emotions and feelings of the moment. thanks to all who felt enough to leave a comment. Isn't thats why writers write? To stir the imagination of the reader , to make a thought of wonder, if it really is true or just a figment of imagination. thanks to all.

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Very emotional, moving, and a nonstop read! Change brings life and death; it is only a matter of what the person, going through the change, makes of the change. It should always be viewed as this: "How can I mend my life to this?"

      We all change like clothes: we wear one thing for the day, one thing for the night, and sometimes nothing at all. It all depends on what we make out fo the change :)

      Best of luck!


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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Emotional and moving story!Change is the only constant in life, sometimes it involves change of very close people in our lives!

      My luck and wishes to you my friend!!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thoughtful emotional story and beautiful poetry. Yeah, life changes and we change with it, it's so important to never loose the spark, to work it over and straighten the path before it's too late...

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      I think Hubert has some great suggestions, but, I bet you already have something in mind!

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      Hubert Williams 5 years ago

      Since the woman you used to know is gone. Why not introduce yourself to the lady that occupies her space, perhaps you could go on a date and get to know each other.

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Very interesting story and I think it's your own life expressed, and many will find their own reflection in this story. I think that's what happens to many people living together for so long, after a while each of them needs their own space to breathe. But it doesn't necessarily mean that love is gone completely. Love is never lost, perhaps it needs to be re-discovered again. But I think a big problem is when two people living together stop communicating properly. Communication is so important in a relationship. So is the care for each other. It may be 'for better and for worse'...but should never be 'for granted'...