Back to How Things Were

By Commander_Cadaver

I have have you,
You have me
But things aren't going well.
We must go back to
How things once were.

Let's go back to the simple
Days where material
Things didn't matter.
Back when words didn't
Have double meanings.

Let's go back to how
The eyes seen the truth
And tongues spoke it.
Back when no one
Took advantage and
Had pure intentions.

Let's go back to how things
Were when nothing
Got between us.
Back when we were
An unstoppable force.

Let's go back to when
We were one and
On the same page.
Back when...

A muffled scream brings me back
To reality.
There I stand, wearing my
Blood caked gasmask
And black rubber apron
While gently holding
My trusty scalpel.

Oh the team we once were.
How could I ever turn my back
On such a thing of pure perfection?

"I'm sorry, my friend.
I'll never turn my back on
You again."
I say to it as I walk over
To tonight's canvas
And begin to carve
My latest masterpiece.

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Copyright 2019 Commander_Cadaver
Published on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.     Filed under: "Love" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

"Let's go to Luchenbach, Texas..."
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  • soul_versing On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, soul_versing (774)By person wrote:

    Haha! I was super excited when I reached the end, killer closing —hands down. Such descriptiveness and strong imagination blended (perfectly) together. I also love the sincerity in your tone, I felt the underlining reminisce and unconditional love spilling over to the next line, and so forth. A new favorite! Scholar Scholar

  • Lil Rorschach On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Lil Rorschach (180)By person wrote:

    Another great job, I love how its a love story that just turns into a different kind of love story. Really dark and unexpected. great piece.

  • Jonas Robinson On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Jonas Robinson (849)By person wrote:

    I wish we could all go back to those days. I enjoyed this because of the ending metaphor of the canvas for your poem itself. Thank you for sharing. :)

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