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Only a Memory

He was the most beautiful man I’ve ever met,
but it’s time now to move on.
I thought there was a connection,
but I now know I was wrong.
Just another female in all his escapades…
I accepted my part in the choices that I made.
Despite his rejections, I continued to stay in touch.
It was naïve of me to ever care so much.
Our time taught me patience and made me a little stronger,
but I’m done learning lessons, I’m a student no longer.
Next time, I’ll be different; for, I won’t try so very hard
Rather than pursue an interest, I’ll diligently stay on guard.
It’s not the most romantic, but it’s something I must do
I’ll never again feel sadness when a relationship is through.
Still, I’ll cherish the sweet moments, although few and long ago….
And, I’ll remember his face because I liked it so.
Having played the “friend’ card for two years, I am finally free.
That beautiful man is now only a memory.



***Dedicated to JJ 10/6/13

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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 2:13:00 PM
    wow..Kim, you took your pen and set your mind free... this is one wonderful poem in which I enjoy... deep... Nice seeing you here today... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 1:42:00 PM
    Hi Kim, I can relate to this poem. I loved a beautiful man...for thirty-something years...he never wanted me, finally...my heart moved on. wishing you the best, hugs, catie :)