I Forgot About You

June 5, 2009
By Ellia Higuchi BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
Ellia Higuchi BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
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I love you,
I love you,
I love you,
I knew that our love was true.

I love you,
I love you,
I love you,
But somehow I forgot about you.

When I was home and all alone
I loved you ‘till my face turned blue
I walked around and listened for your name
And where were you? I had no clue.

But I remember when we met
Years ago, in fact
None of my friends seemed to understand
The deep relationship we had.

The ocean currents washed over
All of the love I’d send to you.
And all I have of you now
Is some your feelings—your residue.

I knew from the night you crept over to me
And sacrificed yourself
We danced in the shallowest of the waters
And kept the night for ourselves

And my friends all thought we were too young
But no, they were the ones confused
I knew I loved you;
And knew you did too;
They were simply jealous--
They wanted what we had too.

And if you said
You’d loved me then
Then surely you still love me now
For I sit looking at sides of milk cartons,
Looking for your mysterious vow

I took that vow
And preached to it
As I sat directly behind you
And for a while
I wondered to myself
If maybe I had to…remind you.

I hadn’t seen your face
In almost half a year
I was still stuck inside of your soft embrace;
Still trapped inside my own watery tear

And my friend she told me to let go
But I let go of her instead;
And she told me all of this love
Was going to make you dead
You might as well be by now.
I haven’t heard your voice in over three years--
What a strong, loyal vow.

I lived my life,
Day and night,
And found it easier to forget
I tried to grip onto the memories,
Your blue eyes,
My regret

I tried to hold onto the water
With my two cupped hands
But it was leaking faster and faster;
And by now my hands are dry
And you are nothing but a faint memory
Like The Catcher in the Rye

I’ve met new boys
And made new friends
In a new land you’ve never seen
And when I heard your name again,
My friend was asking me

“Whatever happened to that boy?
The boy with whom you fell in love
The boy with those piercing eyes
That one you always spoke of!”

Her face glowed with I-Told-You-So.

Your little bones
And ruffled hair flashed back into my mind
And like the Little Match Girl,
I didn’t want to leave you behind.
But I wasn’t ready to go where she went
Probably watching me from above;
I found myself defending my pride,
Rather than the boy I was so proud of.

I loved you,
I loved you,
I loved you,
I knew that our love was true.

I loved you,
I loved you,
I loved you,
But somehow I forgot about you.
And I never even spoke about you.
And when your eyes were once my sky,
I’ve changed my point of view.
Now you’re nothing but a summer’s freckle on my arm,
Somehow I forgot about you.

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by the situation of a close friend of mine.

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