Forgotten



~~~

I have forgotten most everything

Paled all the vivid reminders

Moth-eaten memories given wing

To the past, a little bit blinder

~~~

Forgotten how your hair would fall

When you leaned in with pouted lips

Or how the time could simply stall

Under the touch of your fingertips

~~~

I have healed the heart you broke

Forgiven myself more than due

Recanted all the words we spoke

Forgotten our love, sad but true

~~~

I don’t hear your laugh in the crowd

Or see your face in hopeful dreams

I never say your name out loud

More dangerous than it may seem

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I don’t keep your favorite wine

Chilled, waiting for you to arrive

I have given away the divine

For a chance to just survive

~~~

I have forgotten most everything

And yet remains, one singular stain

In all the years, from that to this

I still haunted by your passioned kiss

~~~



Comments
16 Responses to “Forgotten”
  1. beth says:

    that will never fade –

  2. Some things remain forever…great work my friend!

  3. petespringerauthor says:

    Hang on to that memory, my friend. Life is the best teacher

  4. Jim Borden says:

    and yet you remember enough to write a beautiful poem… 🙂

  5. kristianw84 says:

    Tugging at those heart strings again, I see. Beautifully written!

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Great piece dear Brad. I love the entire piece and the rhythm is beautiful.

    “Forgotten how your hair would fall

    When you leaned in with pouted lips

    Or how the time could simply stall

    Under the touch of your fingertips”

    Such great lines. Sending love ❤️ 🤗 Jonikins

  7. yassy says:

    Brilliant writing , Brad.

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