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For Michael

Author: saramaple
ASL Info:    22/f/Canada
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Class/Type: Poetry /Nostalgia
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For my ex boyfriend, who is now married, on my impending marriage. We remained friends through all these years, and he will always be a part of my life.

For Michael

It looked so nice on paper
As I know dreams so often do
But now I see, as it has passed
I was not meant to be with you

Instead I found another
Steady, ready, and secure
Still sometimes I stop and wonder
If we were ever sure

Were we sure it wouldn't work
Or did we let it slip away
Even though I know the answer
I ask the question anyway

My new love transformed me
I know he made me whole
While I once thought you'd complete me
I know for sure he holds my soul

Where we were friends, and still are
He is to me my better half
And though I often think of you
I have to stop myself and laugh

We were so young to think we knew
What life and love were all about
Now looking back, I think we both see
It isn't hard to figure out

We were to each other temporary
Together, for a space of time
Meant only to help each other through
Only a moment, though sublime

Only a moment till we need no longer
The company of each other
For though I would not trade you in
And I would never take another

This is my new life, one without you
And I think deep down we knew it
That someday the time would come
When we would both be through it

The torn old lives that brought us together
Would someday drive us apart
And even though he's with me now
You still have a piece of my heart

Submitted on 2006-05-24 20:26:14     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  Its funny, because although I am a young person reading this, (someone who hasnt even yet had an "immature"/yet deep dating relationship with someone)....but I can relate to it on several levels. I know this personal, and personally for someone...I have also seen it personal to me.
First of all, because I dont believe that I am like minded as everyone else my age when it comes to having a relationship...and Im thinking that even if I get a girlfriend, I will find that I will see myself from a perspective of being very immature in how I spend my time with her and spend my time with other friends. But this perspective will probably only come to full bloom only later in the future, when one day I have a wife of my own/my wife will have me, and am looking back.
Another something that went through my end, was a story my English teacher once told me, about a wedding he attended that was both sad and yet much happier. It was the wedding of an old girlfriend, that probably he couldve married, had it been then. But yet he was very happy for the marriage of his ex girlfriend, and Im sure, (even though hes 30), it will show that this is how things were supposed to play out and that things will eventually play out for him to.
This letter/poem made me also think of all the Michaels I have known in my of which is my father, another is that of an ex boyfriend of one of my friends at school, who still is very attached to her old boyfriend, though he has moved on and away from her in several senses.

Im sorry, I hope you dont consider this "junk posting" (as opposed to "junk mail"). I was just connected with the idea of this piece, the situation, the truth that we all move on, and I didnt want to give you an empty insincere comment
jc prescott
| Posted on 2006-05-25 00:00:00 | by jcpdandalice | [ Reply to This ]
  I read this because my name is Michael and I am sorry we didn't work out but na, let me stop-it is Michael but any-ha it was a nice write and it's funny I sometimes say to kids younger than you really that you two are just kids the odds of you two making it past the age of 22 is highly unlikely and they reply with the usual Oh we're in love and we know what love is blah blah blah-I see you realised it was just a steppinjg stone to bigger and as you found out better things...who knows maybe this is just another stone till the next step comes??? I mean who knows but that is what life is about---I am sure Michael whoever he is would like this very much I mean how could he not---at least ya didn't sleep with his best friend lol . there was a few parts where the rhyme got a bit shaky but eh--it's love
| Posted on 2006-05-25 00:00:00 | by LameMansTerms | [ Reply to This ]

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