Story of My Life

February 14, 2011
I’m trying to get to something deep down.
I’ve kept it hidden away for some time now.
I barely remember putting it there.
But I remember what it is.
It is the story of a girl with a broken heart.
Her prince never comes to save her.
It is the story of a woman on her wedding day.
She is crying, alone at the altar.
It is the story of a teenage girl walking out of the clinic.
The life inside her is gone.
It is the story of a woman with a bruise on her cheekbone.
Her husband is sleeping peacefully upstairs.
It is the story of a family standing in front of remains.
The remains of their house, burnt to the ground.
It is the story of a man with a box full of office supplies.
He is walking out of a building with nowhere to turn.
It is the story of young boy in a dirty suit.
He is standing at his father’s funeral, an American flag draped over the coffin.
It is the story of a grandfather lying in bed.
No one knows yet that he will never wake up.
I’m still trying to figure out how it ends.
I know that it doesn’t end:
Happily ever after.

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l.iney said...
Apr. 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

this poem truly brought tears to my eyes and brought back many memories and reminded me that life is never perfect. Great job with wording it and great topic.

ps please read some of my stuff

catlover said...
Mar. 14, 2011 at 10:52 am
it made me think that life will just pick you up and throw you down
lab96 said...
Mar. 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm
Omg, this brought tears to my eyes! It brought up alot of memories and emotions, that I've been putting deep down inside of me. This is an amazing poem, wonderfully written, and a wonderful topic. Great job!
Midkinght-Warrior said...
Mar. 10, 2011 at 1:13 pm
It made me feel sad and reminded me of people I know especially the boy at his father's funeral.The last part was very true and real to this type of poem.
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