Unwanted Progress


Unwanted Progress

I met a girl the other day
She laughed at my simple way
When we kissed that slipped away
She became a part of me that stayed

Years flew by as we remained
The same in each other's acclaim
Faces came and went with no reclaim
But our love burned with a brighter flame

I sit out here as she disappears
Into one of life's puzzles that's unclear
Why did she have to disintergrate
Into memories of times we laughed and made

Here I stand again all alone
I have many pictures inside my home
But all they do is raise up a beer
To deal with the gloom of not having her hear

How much I loved who she was and what she said
How much I would've taken the illness and bled
But time doesn't give us power or the chance
To control our lives past more than a fleeting glance

I guess I know how it will end
It will even if I try to pretend
That I could reclaim or resend
Another life that I could spend

I guess I know how it ends
I guess I know it will end
Knowing can't help me defend
The loss of my dearest friend

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tenderpoison commented on Unwanted Progress


you have a battle to fight that will cost you much, but never doubt that you are worth it, and worthy of being loved, even if this was not the one. keep writing, you're gifted and I know what a necessary outlet this is. very nicely written.

To have great poets there must be great audiences too.

Walt Whitman, American Poet (1819-1892)

Kaiprin’s Poems (43)

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Forsaken 0
Hatred’s Plea 3
Insanity's Fire 1
Walking in Circles, Waiting for Yesterday's Kiss 1
What Words Couldn't Say 7
Haiku Part 6: T(eas[e/y]) 3
Clarity Haiku 3
Forsaken Haiku 4
Why Should We Try? Haiku 1
The Evening News Haiku 1
Goodbye 1
Late At Night 2
American Ido( l / n't ) 3
Haiku Tangent: What Does It Really Mean? 2
When It's Over 2
Haiku Part 5: The Ghuzal Tragedy 3
Haiku Part 4: Appeal 1
Haiku Part 3: Prey 2
Haiku Part 2: Regrets 7
Haiku Part 1: Safe and Warm 8
Visions of Me In California 3
The Other Side of Me 3
Raindrops on My Piano 2
Look Through Me 2
Any Other Way 1
Changing Chance 1
As I Am 1
Apart 3
The Weekend Sand 2
Why Worry 2
As I Lie Here 3
Broken 3
Two 1
Here To Stay 1
She Won't 2
Slow Down Mister Steep 1
Unwanted Progress 2
Who's That Lady 3
Begin Again 0
Quitting Again 1
Hardly Hidden 0
Facing the Truth 1
Moving On 4