Meant To


I loved words
more than the woman
who inspired me to write them.**


Embraced
the tragic beauty
of every letter like
a sunset with no horizon;
each line becoming an
immortalized effigy
of us
our happiness
our uncertainties
our dreams.


Ink strokes mirrored
the universe in her eyes
and the thumping quasar
beneath her breast.


So obsessed
with written memories,
I squandered opportunities
to truly decipher the intricacies
of
her flesh
her aroma
her smile.


I'm unapologetic
for capturing our moments,
but am genuinely sorry
because in reality,


I really meant to love her more.




© 2014 abruvanamedsly


** This stanza is a quote by the Old Man character from the movie The Words.



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9 comments:

  1. i need to check that movie out...
    ah our passions can consume our lives...and def make us miss the opportunities...one thing i always suggest those struggling to write is
    to go live a bit and the poetry will come...we have to keep that balance...
    cool write man

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  2. I can relate, smiles ~ I admire a man who is very adept in words and in action ~

    Love the passionate voice ~

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  3. As beautiful as the written word can be...you write a great cautionary tale that we actually put into action what we've written on the page

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  4. we are blind when we love being in love too much - this poem really worked for me, and certainly I can say, "Yeah -- that's true"

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  5. ah, very passionate write... love can blind us sometimes... good and bad...

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  6. As someone who tends to write to express herself rather than do, this definitely hit home.

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  7. I love, love, love "a sunset with no horizon"!! And "I really meant to love her more"!!! This is wonderful!

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  8. We could all love more, probably. What a beautiful poem.

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