A Love Story

September 14, 2011
Here’s a simple story
About this girl and a boy
It’s just like all the other ones
About the one that got away

They met late in April
One bright day after school
Like magnets they were pulled together
Tugged by some invisible tether

Sleepless nights
Playful fights
And flirting all the while
It happened fast
And just like that
To think it started with a smile

Summer came, so very soon
They were dating by the fifth of June
One date and then a month apart
She already figured he’d break her heart

On a sultry night
It reached its height
In a darkened barn
In each other’s arms
She’d never seen such a beautiful sight

Then in August
It turned to dust
It simply fell apart
It hurt, but hey she already knew he was going to break her heart.

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Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 19, 2011 at 8:19 pm

I thought this poem was rather sweet, I think because it's a simple story which acknowledges its simplicity; few poets know to do that. Tying in the months gave the reader a sense of time and the way it affects love. That second to last stanza admitted that every story has its pinnacle, yet the last shows the reader that the subject was always aware that it would end. Rather like DeVotchka's song "How it Ends" (listen to that!). Memorable, this is.


Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm
I wish you rapidity of healing and perhaps a discovery of new love!
BarefootInTheWoods replied...
Sept. 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm
Thanks! I wrote this three days after he broke up with me. I never got an explanation, just a sorry, bye. I knew how it would end, but I had hoped to change that. Oh well, the past is the past. Thanks for your comment! I'll go listen to that song now!
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