We Had

Oh darling, it looks like the world is at our feet,
Arms wide open, there’s nothing left to lose.
But that was when we had everything, and the world we knew was no bigger than you and me.
Those nights we won’t remember are just that,
Lost in the blackness of what we could have had,
Had we been able to control that venom in our veins,
Had we been able to say no to one more fun memory we thought we’d never forget,
Had, had, had, all lost in the past,
Trapped in the dangerous promise of ‘I’ll always remember this moment with you’.

That was when the world was at our feet, or so we thought,
Our hearts left wide open and our minds not yet clouded with the harshness of the world,
Oh how I miss those days, those two innocent people who were eager to explore,
Eager to give themselves away to the unknown, eager to love with no restraint.
Oh how we have changed, so much I can hardly remember who we once were.
I look back with fond eyes and a hardened heart, but sometimes these things have to happen,
Some things have a funny way of making us a better version of what we thought we would be.
So here’s to those nights we can’t remember, for the things we will never get back,
Here’s to the promises that we never kept, and the ones we wished were never made,
Had we been different people, had we been able to control our selfish impulses,
Had, had, had, all lost in the past,
Trapped in the memory of a night we had thought we’d never forget.

16 thoughts on “We Had

  1. edcwriting says:

    This seems to be one of those Sunday’s when writers are looking back … one of those Sunday’s when you can do no other than be moved by thoughts expressed and those held back too.

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  2. fatherdarkness says:

    I’ve spent the afternoon captivated reading your work.
    Also, thank you for the likes on my blog. I’m a wordpress noob and still haven’t got the hang of networking, so any like is appreciated!

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  3. thereluctantpoet says:

    Wow, I so loved this and the bittersweet message and lines!!
    Especially, these lines – “I look back with fond eyes and a hardened heart, but sometimes these things have to happen,
    Some things have a funny way of making us a better version of what we thought we would be.”

    Such a masterpiece, Dear!!
    xoxox 💕💖😊🌹

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