What We Had.

Fay Slimm.



What We Had

A moment in time.
is all it takes to create
a closure
to something that lasted
for so very long.
One moment arrives
to abdicate, fold
away in practised phrases
of chosen style,
a lifetime's duo, smeared
with abrasive
short quick goodbyes.
Why is it not seen
that a much treasured affair
can slowly change,
become cracked, out-worn,
a broken has-been
in which two unhappy souls
are now ready for war.
For one more moment,
show me again, dear love
of my heart
what we had before

  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 14th, 2023 02:28
  • Comment from author about the poem: Another airing of a verse written a while back . Sad laments can come from imagination as was, in part, the case with this piece too.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 14
  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.
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  • L. B. Mek

    (dear Fay, if you get a chance
    try and find a song by India Arie
    titled 'long goodbye'
    your poem, like that song
    made me relive a few painful, yet
    oh so cherished memories
    thank you! dear cherished Poet)

  • Neville

    Yes absolutely brilliant .. sadly the perfect lament that so many of us will relate to .. x

  • hotidris

    Sweet poem about what you and the man you loved use to have.

  • orchidee

    Good write Fay.

  • MendedFences27

    Such a great poem about a love lost, and cherished. A sad lament indeed. Very well crafted to evoke what are certain memories for most readers. I loved, "fold away in practiced phrases." - Phil A.

  • Goldfinch60

    May that one more moment be there Fay and become a lifetime.


  • Bella Shepard

    Sad reminiscences can lay bare the path that lead to them, and we wonder how and why. Still, we question what might have been different, or maybe it was just to be. You have phrased this sentiment so beautifully dear friend.

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