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A Distant Memory

Posted on September 18, 2010 at 9:48 PM

I think of you

from time

to time

try to remember

way back when

how it came to be

what truly was

and of course

what could have been


That special moment

long ago

your smile

those blue eyes

my heart abliss

could there ever be

such a moonlit night

my heart throbbing

our first kiss


What if we could

roll back the clock

one chance to cheat

old Father Time

would you

be there

to take my hand

kiss my cheek


you’re mine


Would you still

love me

so true

or want me

to be your man

to leave your home

and life behind

to be with me

in some distant land


I wonder

are you happy


are their little ones

that look like you

I pray

that all your wishes

big and small

have all come true


I know too well

that it could never be

it’s not real

just a distant memory

I wish for you

to know

how I would feel

if you

think of then

and still

love me.



Categories: Poetry & Lyric, Jip Morgan

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Reply Brandywine McArthur
8:24 PM on September 20, 2010 
Ahh me...a love lost. so many regrets, what ifs and could have been... very nice poem. Has a soulful moan to it.
Women made beautiful and unforgettable in poems always have those romantic blue eyes..and mine are the color of wood. When I find that poem that finds tree brown eyes beautiful I'll cherish it forever... ;)

Very nice.....
Reply Christopher Law
3:23 PM on September 21, 2010 
Nice and simple but rather poignant - sorry I've set it to eighties goth music in my head. There's always some kind of music in my head when I read poetry.

My younger sister has the same gripe about the lack of brown-eyed girls in poetry - her favourite song is Van Morrison's 'Brown-Eyed Girl'. Maybe it's because blue is easier to rhyme with than brown, particularly when the word 'you' is going to pop up?