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Thoughts On the Sidelines

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Thoughts On the Sidelines

Hope is hated when wasted on naught
When energy is drained by strained excitement
And when at last realization strikes
The ostensible happiness dissipates into despair
Doubt sweeps over as cruel fact
As others see a decrepit smile
Sovereign frowns reign from within
Embarrassment embraces prickling the skin
Hands don’t know where to go
Body and mind began to slow

I see him walk past me
Not even a glance of acknowledgement 
Nostalgia and shame as one smother 
Why would I expect him to remember? 
Why should I expect him to even bother? 
Things change but emotion remains
Something else stays . . . it is unexplained

I try not to look his way anymore
Without a speck of hope left
But eyes flee and lightly brush against him
He doesn’t seem to care
So why should I be here?
Questions torment and turn into declarative despair

There is no more time for him and me
So I’ll stay on the sidelines
Can’t say I won’t be hurt there

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  1. Date: 11/26/2013 11:58:00 PM
    Hi Laura, , Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. You know me I’ will always enjoy stopping by with love and support, no matter if I do not Understand what I am reading at times. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 7:28:00 PM
    A beautifully written piece of unrequited love. I am sorry you hurt, but like any game you must get back in and play to win. There are many other's out there and life is palette with so many choices. Pull out a new canvas and paint another love. ~Kilmer

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 10/22/2013 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the inspiration Mister Kilmer. I keep your words in mind often. ~Laura
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 10:28:00 PM
    Laura..a very Good poem....flows like melancholy wind through a heart in love....really enjoyed it...and all the best to your brother from me

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 10/22/2013 8:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the visit! I'll be sure to send him your regards. With love, Laura
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 12:50:00 PM
    love your write as always I can relate to you alot you express your feelings and emotions well hope you are well xxdavidscott

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 10/22/2013 8:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    David, you are a really sweet guy. Thanks for the love. ~Laura
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 12:56:00 AM
    Hi Laura, Heartfelt write as I'm sure love will come your way again.. Ken

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 10/17/2013 4:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ken. Your feedback is very much appreciated. It's hard when you wish to build upon a relationship that has ran cold through time... but you know, there still is time. And that's something to look forward to. ~Laura
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 1:57:00 PM
    There are many,many more fish in the sea. The right one for you will be caught, one day you'll see! When feeling sad and so all alone. These words I've written, were often told. A loves first love isn't always right, for at times you wish to erase them, from your sight. Let this be a lesson that you will learn, loves first loss so often does burn. :o) Hope you will smile?

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 10/17/2013 4:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dan, anything from you makes me smile. Your poetry is a light upon my darkness. Thank you very kindly. ~Laura
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 12:06:00 AM
    I love this poem :) Check my poems out I hope there good as yours lol

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 10/17/2013 4:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are very kind to say such a thing. :) Thank you very much! Keep up the great work! I hope to see some new posts on your page soon friend. ~Laura
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:59:00 AM
    "Nostalgia & shame as one smother", I know that feeling. It's been a long while since I've felt that, but you never forget that. Extremely powerful & unrelenting within your heart. A loss should never be overshadowed by mal-intent. Tremendous piece.

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 10/17/2013 4:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your thoughtful reviews. Thankfully I haven't lost him all the way. He is a very dear friend of mine; I just hope he hasn't forgotten the years of happiness we spent as kids. ~Laura