Far Forgotten

March 19, 2012
By Beatle BRONZE, New Baden, Illinois
Beatle BRONZE, New Baden, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Let it Be" "All else had been flirtation, this was love." "To the world you maybe a person, but to a person you may be the world." "Love conquers all; let us surrender to love."-Virgil

Nevermore gazing back at me,
freezing at his cold stare.
Waiting for love impatiently,
no more would he be there.
Love is but a long line to wait,
arriving to now know
that patience came far too late,
and heart was soon to go.
As I turn my back to the dead,
I look at his blank face,
I should have turned to hate instead,
for my eyes see disgrace.
Maybe love had found us,
maybe it had not.
Hence! No heart! Don't feel for!
The man I had forgot,
love so easily forgot...

The author's comments:
A very close friend of mine was sent over to fight in a war. I never wanted him to be in the marines but he joined anyway.
When I wrote in the poem, "gazing back at me, freezing at his cold stare" is hinting that he is dead. And, it says next line about patience for his love because I was waiting impatiently for him to get back home. I was terrified that something would happen to him.
Then, when it says, "As I turn my back to the dead... I should have turned to hate instead..." I was saying that if he were to be another dead soldier on the ground, I wish I would have never loved him and hated him so it wouldn't have hurt at all for him to die.
But, the true inspiration was based upon a dream. I was standing in the middle of a war zone and his eyes were open staring at me but he was dead. I couldn't look at him because I was so mad and upset and I kept telling myself I had never loved him... but I knew that I did.

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