Glancing through old photos
I found one of you.
One that I had forgotten…
And I quietly withdrew
The ache surprised me…
I had not expected
That familiar twinge
Nor the silent tears

One photo…
Memories of laughter
and tender plans
of a woman in love
With an unforgettable man
A reminder of a pipe dream
that was just a mirage
A memory of love
That was only mine…

I know I have been consigned
To the distant corners
Of your heedless mind
I’m just another woman
In your long line of hopefuls
Just another distraction.
Just another wasted attraction
Just another faded illusion
Just another so-called friend…

Unable to throw your photo away
It gets packed for another day
When my heart is healed
and I close that door
When the sweetness
of your embraces

Don’t hurt anymore
When I am strong enough
To finally forget…
You will be nothing more
Than another Auld Lang Syne.

8 thoughts on “Another Auld Lang Syne

    1. I’ve missed you, too, my dear friend. A great deal. Just seeing your words here bring a smile to my face. In fact I’m feeling inspired to write another poem just because I’m happy to hear from you! 🙂 xoxo

        1. Awww…thank you! I’m working on one. You do have a way of inspiring me to write. Sending little winged butterflies of inspiration and health your way. May the goddesses of poetry be with you xoxoxo (Almost sounds like I should be saying “Let the Force be with you!” Haha!)

  1. Melissa, your poem touched my heart. I think every woman has that little corner in her heart that remains tender and raw with memories. Thank you for sharing this piece of your heart. Have a great weekend. xx

    1. Thank you so much Jane! Funny, I fretted about posting this because it came from a really personal place. But I am always surprised when I do that, how people reapond more. I guess it’s because we all feel that way sometimes. But its nice to know that what I’m saying is touching people. Sending happy thoughts to you. 😊

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