Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

The One I Chose to Stay

Shani Fassbender Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled The One I Chose to Stay which was written by poet Shani Fassbender. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Shani Fassbender

Best Shani Fassbender Poems

+ Fav Poet

The One I Chose to Stay

An immediate infatuation
 extinguished after one season
   of young love and wavering
Regretfully I lost your heart
  and your trust, so 
I had to let you go

I’ve selfishly carried you
 through the years
An imprint on my heart
 I cannot erase
My illusions to endure
 waking from dreams unsure
I try to let you go

I ran into you
 like an old love song
You took my breath and my heart
 when you drove away
I realized you were not only
 the one who got away
  but also the one
I chose to stay

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 6/24/2011 8:28:00 AM
    congrats on your win in chris's contest, I enjoy love poems and this one is so bittersweet, love the words "I ran into you/like an old love song"...

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 4:45:00 PM
    Thanks for the them, Susan!

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 3:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the contest! Such a sad ending I am sending you hugs! did u get them?

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 1:02:00 PM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of chris, Shani

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 11:46:00 AM
    Shani, this poem has so much emotion in it....and you ended everything in spectacular fashion. Thank you for entering such a strong poem into my contest~!

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 11:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Chris's contest Shani. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 9:15:00 AM
    I can feel the emotion so strongly in this poem, Shani. Congratulations on your win in Chris's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 9:02:00 AM
    Oh shucks, when you put it that way, the one you "chose to stay", it makes it even more heartbreaking-- What a stirring read this is, Shani-- super congrats on your win :D

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 7:04:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, Shani. Excellent piece. Kudos. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 6:34:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in the contest..a sweet poem...I enjoyed this one and read it several times. BG

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 10:03:00 PM
    Way to go, Shani, on this top notch poem and win! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 9:18:00 PM
    Congrats Shani on your 4th place win in 2nd chance contest with this stunning write my friend.. oh enjoy...luv..