Things Back Then

March 4, 2011
At the age of 12
He loved her so,
And everyday
He’d let her know.

“I love you”
He’d say each day.
She’d just laugh and
Run away.

She sat with him
One summer day,
On the swings,
Where they used to play.

“I’m sorry,
I don’t love you
You’ll find someone else
Who loves you too.”

High school came
They met again,
They laughed about
The things back then.

They began to date
And fell in love
He got the girl
He had dreamed of.

But when college came
Everything changed,
They were far apart
With lives rearranged.

“We’ll be fine,”
But she had doubt.
She turned and said,
“It won’t work out.”

“I’m sorry,
I can’t love you…
You’ll find someone else
Who loves you too.”

In their twenties
They met again.
They laughed about
The things back then.

He took her hand
They began to dance,
Remembering their old romance.
Two years later
She became his wife.
They’d be together
All their life.

They went on a drive
When it was no longer light.
They drove down the roads,
Of the starry night.

The music came on,
She started to sing.
He whispered,
“You’re my everything.”

But then suddenly
In one big flash,
Headlights shone
As their car crashed.

He saw her lying
On the ground,
He felt his tears,
Start rolling down.

He cried…
She took his hand
“I have to leave
Please understand.”

“I love you so much
It’s always been true,
But you’ll find someone else
And love again too.”

“No,” he cried.
It’s always been you,
I don’t want someone else,
I only want you.”

And there on that street
Is where he cried,
Hugging his love
As she slowly died.

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brax34 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm
outstanding! gorgeous! beautiful! perfect! five stars!
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