I remember
all burnt dinners and skipped breakfasts,
because you couldn’t face us
being in separate places,
so we stayed in bed instead,
You calculated days
we still have left
and I
summed up echoes
of those memories we had.
Numbers didn’t match,
but I knew it was because
our minds
were so pathetically different.
They still are.

– Chatty Owl –

19 Replies to “TRY AGAIN”

  1. My first thoughts were of children seeing their parents divorce (or living separate lives but putting on a show for the kids), then it turned more towards lovers (???) on different paths. Or perhaps grown up the child still struggles with their parents??

    I guess poetry can mean different things to different people … thanks for sharing.

    1. Now that you mentioned it, I read it again and yes, I can see why one would have thought that. Thats the beauty of poetry – people can understand that in many different ways. Thanks for stopping by though and taking time to read this!

    1. The thing is, my way of seeing things would be move on as well, but so very often, other factors influence our decisions of how to act that you just swallow and carry on with “pathetically different minds”…

  2. Comparing what remains versus what was… Never going to match, no matter the number of attempts … Echoes don’t look for dancing partners… I suppose it’s pathetic for any mind to hope otherwise.

    Sarcastic Michelle served well in this post…

    1. Sarcastic Michelle shown me that going back and re-doing SOMETIMES is a good thing. What’s that saying.. Rome wasn’t built in a day? šŸ˜‰

  3. poor michelle šŸ˜›

    i guess we all keep trying…to make those numbers find something that still keeps us together…

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