Joseph Narusiewicz

Silver Star - 3,345 Points (9/29/50 / So St Paul, Minnesota)

I'll Never Forget You - Poem by Joseph Narusiewicz

Opaque heart lit with tenderness
She shines like a child’s smile
Those old songs bring a tear
I really hope your life is happy
When the bitterness goes we can see
We had some real love one for another
Didn’t we?

Oh! How I pretended and rationalized
How I tried too make it all contained
Processed and intellectual
Now I know it was love
Pure and simple love and passion
Defining things can minimize

Nothing has ever replaced the fire of your kiss
They say we only get one love of our life
Your eyes so filled with moonlight
So passionate
Our bed was on fire
Now I am old with memories
You are still there
You always loved purple
We had a purple lilac bush, remember?

Remember when we got our first antique lamp?
Candles in the dining room
Serving thanksgiving for my mother
So proud that our home was nice
You never did meet my father
I know you would have loved him

In some ways I hope I go first
I am happy you’re out there in this madhouse
If I ‘d quit drinking maybe we would be together
I regret that but alcohol is now long gone
I hope you always have a place in your heart for me
You did have a temper and could be tuff as nails
I know living with me could be hard sometimes
I think deep beneath all the pain we are friends

You’re married again and I wish you the best
Resolution can take a lifetime
Silent regret can be haunting
I think it’s easier to bring it out in the open
It's strange but I have a feeling we are still in touch

Love is a biography
Ours has ended but hasn't
Maybe past all the smoke and fire we are friends
I’ll never forget you, I already tried that

Topic(s) of this poem: memoirs

Comments about I'll Never Forget You by Joseph Narusiewicz

  • Veteran Poet - 1,295 Points Jr Cuyam (9/29/2015 12:29:00 AM)

    Love is a biography... nicely done poem. I can related to this. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,450 Points Bill Upton (9/25/2015 12:13:00 AM)

    Cathartic look at lost love, written with obvious regrets and memories of what could have been. Meaningful poem, Joseph. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,440 Points Terry Craddock (9/24/2015 10:08:00 PM)

    'Love is a biography
    Ours has ended but hasn't
    Maybe past all the smoke and fire we are friends
    I’ll never forget you, I already tried that'

    so much to love in this poem, from the opening lines 'Opaque heart lit with tenderness/ She shines like a child’s smile', such a wonderful poem in so many ways, no wonder it was chosen as a poem of the day 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,666 Points Kevin Patrick (9/24/2015 9:36:00 PM)

    Lots of bittersweet emotion in this, your feelings are still their, surfacing in this exquisitely charged work. Favorite lines

    Resolution can take a lifetime
    Silent regret can be haunting

    A great piece with wonderful flow of language. A masterpiece (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,925 Points Kim Barney (9/24/2015 3:06:00 PM)

    John Richter said it all and said it well. I would have said many of the same things he did, but, as usual, he said them first.
    Well said, John.
    Well written poem, Joseph. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,921 Points John Richter (9/24/2015 7:43:00 AM)

    Broken heart.... Loving memory. Very personal though... It is a first person narrative which begins speaking to the reader with quite lovely euphemisms. 'Opaque heart' and 'shines like a child.' But very quickly it switches to first person narrative speaking to the subject, which tells me that it is a personal love poem written to 'her.' Whoever 'she' is. And although I commiserate with the emotions entirely - having sat down to write those letters myself - I find it simply too personal for my own tastes. I would rather have listened to more euphemisms describing how lovely she is - men are very physical and beauty enraptures us - and then listen for the tenderness that comes to play to tame our savage, beastly hearts - bringing us to bended knee for her delicate love. But instead, you were writing to her. Not to me. A truly wonderful love poem though... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,176 Points Edward Kofi Louis (9/24/2015 7:38:00 AM)

    So passionate with the muse of love. Nice piece. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,883 Points Kinyua Karanja (9/24/2015 5:10:00 AM)

    So emotional about a people once in love but never meant to live together. This a great piece. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,119 Points Tiku . (9/24/2015 1:30:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful poem lost love.Liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 50,061 Points Roseann Shawiak (10/17/2014 1:05:00 AM)

    A very touching, lovely poem, yet bittersweet because of haunting circumstances. Your honesty lies right on top of this poem, showing everyone your regret at what happened in the past. Now moving forward, leaving so many things behind you, it seems you no longer want to forget any of it. Living now with the vision of regret and hoping only to be friends. A very poignant poem Joseph. Thank you, RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 38,920 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/6/2014 10:59:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem of love and it liked much. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 145 Points Romeo Della Valle (11/27/2011 3:42:00 PM)

    Irony of life! Having tasted the bittersweet fruit of the past, I have no other choice but to move on for the sake of my survival. I wasn't easy but I did it, thank the Lord! A very heart touching and beautiful poem you have crafted here Joseph! Thank you for sharing! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! ... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alex Manson (11/27/2011 3:20:00 PM)

    beautiful...i completely understand (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 27, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 24, 2015

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