What Could Be.......


I sit alone eating my bread, and see you alone too and think in my head;

“Why not ask if he’d like to sit down?”  He’ll probably look at me like some kind of clown!”

He looks lonely too, why not give it a try?” He’s probably just not that kind of guy.”  

I’m the kind of girl who doesn’t enjoy eating alone.  Perhaps he’d like to join me for an ice cream cone?”  I wait and wait, until it’s too late!  He’s packing his bag and he’s headed straight for the door, he walks by me and takes a double take.

 I look behind my shoulder and think of what could’ve been.  How we might have had a house, a canoe, and maybe some children.  Then he walks out the door with the wind on his cheek, I watch him blow away like a soft melody……….

*I wrote this to express the depth of the longing for a relationship.  We’ve all been there.  So lonely, you want so badly to engage that stranger! Then we find a lack of courage to make our dreams come true….. Boy, can I dream though!*


  • Author: Leya Virago (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 7th, 2017 00:06
  • Comment from author about the poem: Just a silly little write to get my mind off the subject. Thought I'd feed out to you cyber poets and see what happens! Thanks for reading in advance!
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  • dusk arising

    Great expression of that longing and it's accompanying loneliness, unfulfillment. Such things we poets are made of.... Would be fun if you just picked your desert up and took it over to his table with an extra spoon "hi, i thought you looked like you'd help me eat some apple pie". ..... There'd be more poetry to write after that LOL

    • MaddieJ

      Haha that is a great idea!! Thanks for your comment! ! 🙂

    • FredPeyer

      Leya, your very well penned poem is right on track. How many times are we so sorry we did not try, did not contact somebody, did not approach somebody, etc. And therefore dream of what could have been.
      Next time, just get up and do it! The worst that can happen is to hear a 'no'.

      • MaddieJ

        Thanks Fred! I love to hear your comments. Yes, it happens all too often especially in my generation with their faces glued to their cell phones.... You're right though I should just do it!! I suppose my bravery stumps when it comes to the opposite sex. Perhaps with encouragement my next opportunity will hold better results! P

      • WL Schuett

        I felt the longing , but would Virago the female Warrior really just sit passively without even a hello ....

        • MaddieJ

          Haha inside my head I am brave and take the opportunity by the horns!! I\\\'m reality I get nervous!! Don\\\'t know why though! I\\\'m not nervous about anything else! Thanks for your comments friend.

        • MendedFences27

          "Soulda, woulda. coulda," cal all be replaced by one word, "DID.' First though, you must love yourself, realize your own worth, consider yourself an equal to all other people, which incidentally, is true of every living human being. Engaging another person then becomes a judgement on how they will respond. Negatively? They lose. Positively? You win. Now go get 'em!
          As to your poem - Well, you can see I was moved.That spells good poetry. Not a silly little write, because we've all been there.We judge ourselves more harshly than we should. We worry too much about being embarrassed, whatever the hell that is. Everyone's afraid, courage is going ahead and doing with disregard for fear. Loved your poem. - Phil A.

          • MaddieJ

            Thanks Phil! Haha you're right we are all equal and we all are weighed by our response to other people. Thanks for the comment!

          • rrodriguez

            Wonderfully expressed. We all have longings inside too afraid to manifest. Naturally human.

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