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The way things use to be

The way things use to be I had an older brother, but I don’t remember when. I shared his private moments, I still see him now and then. My parents never taught us how to need and love each other. So I spent my life at odds with my other little brother. One time somebody asked me where’s was my family from. I didn’t have an answer. I was feeling pretty dumb. Although we weren’t tore up, like families sometimes are. The times we spent together were mostly in the car. I had a little brother once upon a time. I use to wonder curiously if he was really mine. We had our silly moments and some I can’t forget. But the moments that stay with me, are the ones that I regret. I have an older sister who means a lot to me. But we lost our sense of kinship, now we hardly disagree. It’s not that we stopped talking or trusting how we play. It’s just that there’s no meaning, in the words we try to say. My parents were confusing when they took an others child. I guess they thought they had the love, to last us all a while. But I spent my childhood all alone playing in my basement. I couldn’t help the things I felt. This child was my replacement. Now I’m just an angry man sitting in my room. Waiting for the other shoe to drop, I hope it happens soon. As I think of all the things I learned and the talents I display. The important things you think of, are the things that get you laid. Tomorrow morning I’ll wake up and live another day. I’ll call a friend and say hello, cause that will make his day. Then after lunch I’ll see a guy who will sing and play for me. It’ll bring back precious moments of the way things use to be.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 7/4/2015 11:26:00 PM
Congrats on having your poem featured once again. SK
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Date: 7/1/2015 8:51:00 AM
Angelo, congratulations on having this wonderful poem selected as a Feature Poem for the week, enjoy the honor
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Date: 5/4/2015 2:49:00 AM
Hello Angelo, just wanted to say congratulations for having you poem featured this week, I really enjoyed reading it :)
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Date: 5/3/2015 8:42:00 PM
Angelo, Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. SKAT love
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Date: 5/3/2015 8:02:00 PM
ANGELO, Dropped by to say hi and congratulate you on having your poem selected by Soup's Administration. This is a wonderful poem to have featured on the homepage. ~Always & Forever~ LINDA
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Date: 3/5/2015 11:24:00 AM
Such a sad beautifully written poem. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Hugs Janet
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Date: 5/29/2014 6:54:00 PM
Angelo, , EPIC WRITE, EPIC WIN.... CONGRATS... LUV ~LINDA
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Date: 5/28/2014 10:03:00 PM
Congratulations on the fine win in the contest, Angelo
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Date: 5/28/2014 7:14:00 PM
ANGELO, Congrats---- thank you for supporting my "Diamond Dust, Devil" contest. Love ~SKAT~
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Date: 3/18/2014 12:10:00 AM
Sad and very well written!
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Date: 3/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Hi Angelo, again..., Congratulations, I'm scoping and enjoying the new featured poems for this week. :) It was nice to see your poem on the poetry soups, home page. Have a fun week. Always & Forever *LINDA
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Date: 3/17/2014 5:09:00 AM
A well pen poem, enjoyed it. Congrats on the poem being featured this week, angelo
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Date: 3/8/2014 3:32:00 PM
Angelo, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community, as I did when I first join, March 2010. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and offer positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to my contest and poetry page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry ha-ha a special pair:) here's the link to the contest page. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_contests/ <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 3/4/2014 1:18:00 PM
A very deep poem Angelo, , Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will find much delight, in reading and in time become familiar with your way of writing. But, for the mean time, I will greet you with the same smile, other poets passed when I first join the soup 4 years ago. I wish you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT
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Angelo Casiano
Date: 3/4/2014 1:51:00 PM
Thank you very much. I hope to write more poems in the coming years. And I look forward to reading some of your work. I welcome your friendship so here is my hello. I live in Phila., Pa. I'm a musician and I play locally and every now and then I'll go out on the road with whom ever can use an other guitar player. I'm retired my wife and I have two sons and two granddaughters.
Date: 3/4/2014 12:47:00 PM
- Warm welcome to PoetrySoup,Angelo :) - I choose your first good written poem - hope you will write many poem in the future- Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- PoetrySoup Rule1: Be kind and keep PoetrySoup a haven. PoetrySoup is a drama free zone(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Angelo Casiano
Date: 3/4/2014 1:52:00 PM
Thank you very much. I hope to write more poems in the coming years. And I look forward to reading some of your work. I welcome your friendship so here is my hello. I live in Phila., Pa. I'm a musician and I play locally and every now and then I'll go out on the road with whom ever can use an other guitar player. I'm retired my wife and I have two sons and two granddaughters.