Yesterday was poetry night
But I couldn't sit to write
Yesterday saw a gruesome fight
The end of which was bright.
Yesterday showed me who I was
It made me think of life
Yesterday told me about the buzz
The way to end my strife.
Yesterday might be gone by now
Yet it strikes me deep
Yesterday made me wonder how
I've learned to walk and leap.
Yesterday took me to a place
A place where I felt scared
Yesterday revealed a forgotten face
Intending to get me snared.
Yesterday held me by my arms
It bared the hidden truth
Yesterday shattered my lucky charms
As I stepped out of the booth.
Yesterday made me black and blue
The way I've never felt
Yesterday left me without a clue
While my wounds began to welt.
Yesterday spoke of old "best friends"
The truth behind their lies
Yesterday explained the latest trends
Severing make-belief ties.
Yesterday reminded me of lessons learned
The ways that I've been stabbed and burned
Yesterday made me see my sin
The darkness that resides within.
Yesterday gave me sound advise
"Don't try to be overly nice"
Yesterday whispered in my ears
"Playing Cupid ends in tears..."
Yesterday helped me right my wrongs
Gave new meaning to futile songs
Yesterday told me heroes fall
The best of friends is worth the trawl.
Yesterday guided me through the rules
It taught me how to forget the fools
Yesterday laughed at all the rave
My so-called friends I've had to save.
Yesterday gave me new found hope
Without which now I just can't cope
Yesterday made me trout and strong
The way to redemption is not that long
Yesterday finally said to me
What is it that you want to be?
'I want to help true friends in need...'
Yesterday smiled and said, "Indeed."
Copyright © Mehzeb Chowdhury | Year Posted 2007