I Didn't Notice

November 17, 2008
By , Riverside, RI
the days fall away
like autumn leaves from the trees
drifting to the ground
flying away in the breeze

seconds will tick by
things will be done and words said
people smile or don’t
they live, breathe, and then are dead

words will be spoken
people will say “i love you”
they’ll say “i’m sorry”
or they will not say them, too

tonight as i write
people awake or asleep
in every city
some who laugh and some who weep

people that you know
people you pass on the street
people you don’t know
people you will never meet

things you will not see
words that you will never hear
are happening now
down the street and everywhere

i didn’t notice
everything that’s around me
i didn’t notice
everything i didn’t see

something everyday
might just be gone tomorrow
things will always change
people will some and then go

things happen or don’t
words are said or they are not
time still keeps going
but it still matters a lot

the days fall away
like autumn leaves from the trees
drifting to the ground
flying away in the breeze





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xostrawberryshortcakexx said...
Dec. 1, 2008 at 10:37 pm
this is really good i like it
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 21, 2012 at 8:20 pm
I never responded to this & it's been more than 3 years, lol. But thank you nonetheless!!!
 
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