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Three Life Lessons; Never, Forever, and Always

November 4, 2021
By francezfeelz BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
francezfeelz BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
3 articles 1 photo 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons, you say "it is what it is" and move on - Jake Duncan (a best friend who I won't forget and I can't wait to reconnect with so if you're out there I hope you're ok <3 ily)


They said '’never’' but they did.

They said ‘'forever’’ but they didn’t.

I said & still say 'always' because they do.

 

They told me they would never hurt me but they did, A LOT.

They told me they would forever stay, but they didn’t. They aren't here anymore.

I said & still say they always leave me because they do, and I’m still not used to it.


At the end of the day, I only have me, and that’s the problem.

Wishing I’d never trust them in the first place.

Thoughts that would forever stay, unlike them.

Lies, excuses, talking shadows, & people leaving is what I always get.

 

Never...

Forever...

...and Always.

These three life lessons taught me to know better.

 Surprising that I still haven't learned.

If only I would remember "Never, Forever, and Always" maybe why wouldn't find myself writing another letter.

A mind full of moments, and memories that have turned into regrets it's all I've earned.

 

Understand that I'm trying to warn you about them.

Listen to me trying to teach you "Never, Forever, and Always" because it's an important lesson.

Listen to me when I try to warn you about the pain

Learn from my mistakes, and you'll know how to beat the game.

Let my words haunt you, trust me they save you from much shame.

 

Take it from someone who knows...

Even though you won't escape it every time,

I know I'll save you from some.

Just remember what I said at that beginning when the words "Never, Forever, and Always" echos in your head, and how people will treat you when it comes to those three words.

 

It will take a while for you to learn,

but you'll remember when you shed the hot, burning, salty tears.

You'll find yourself in that position a couple of times, and it will become one of your worst fears.

After finding yourself in that position you'll understand that you had to experience it to learn why it's such a painful and scary life lesson.

...Three life lessons you can't be saved from learning.

Never.

Forever.

and Always.


The author's comments:

I hope you remember "Never, Forever, and Always" this is something that I think we can all relate to, something we can all experience and has experienced. 

I poured my heart into this so please like, vote, comment, and etc.

Thank you amazing person (: hope you enjoyed <3


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Afra SILVER said...
on Nov. 23 at 11:47 pm
Afra SILVER, Kandy, Other
8 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Your blood relatives, except your parents, are your blood relatives ONLY if you accept them. Your blood relatives do not have to come only by blood relations but they can be anyone, even a stranger, who are ready to sacrifice their blood for you. Every Earthling is your relative but only the ones you accept are your blood relatives."
-Afra- (My own quote)

This is really nice...I love this piece...This poem is really lovely...Keep writing...

Check out my poems too...This is my first poem on Teen Ink...Here it is...
TeenInk.com/poetry/all/article/1143173/Marriage

on Nov. 23 at 4:28 am
francezfeelz BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
3 articles 1 photo 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons, you say "it is what it is" and move on - Jake Duncan (a best friend who I won't forget and I can't wait to reconnect with so if you're out there I hope you're ok <3 ily)

@Rsnail-925 thank you! <3

on Nov. 15 at 2:03 pm
Rsnail-925 PLATINUM, Boulder, Colorado
24 articles 6 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
A story has as many versions as it has readers - Winter Of Our Discontent

I could really tell you meant every word in this piece, it is beautiful! <3

on Nov. 5 at 1:36 pm
francezfeelz BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
3 articles 1 photo 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons, you say "it is what it is" and move on - Jake Duncan (a best friend who I won't forget and I can't wait to reconnect with so if you're out there I hope you're ok <3 ily)

@Bumble_Bee I appreciate your support! I'm glad you'll remember it <3

on Nov. 5 at 9:43 am
Bumble_Bee GOLD, New Athens, Illinois
14 articles 0 photos 76 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You will be found" -Dear Evan Hansen

This poem is great!! I've never actually heard those three life lessons until today, but I will remember them after your beautiful poem! <33

on Nov. 5 at 2:14 am
francezfeelz BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
3 articles 1 photo 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons, you say "it is what it is" and move on - Jake Duncan (a best friend who I won't forget and I can't wait to reconnect with so if you're out there I hope you're ok <3 ily)

@Rob123 thank you so much I'm glad you can relate, and yeah I think you can see it in my work that I just maybe a little too deep for Gen-Z lol
Thank you for commenting (:

Rob123 said...
on Nov. 5 at 12:51 am
Rob123, Algiers, Other
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Wow! I really love your song's theme, so very relatable! Also, I checked out your profile-- totally understand how you feel a little too deep for your generation, I feel the exact same way.