Lee Degnan

Rookie - 1 Points (05/29/73 / Peekskill, NY)

...Before And Still... - Poem by Lee Degnan

If I faltered...
letting all that I hear,
fear, hold dear,
crash before me
before I realize
I could've saved it all...

If I altered...
all the could've beens,
should've beens, and when's
feigning innocence
before I realized
this was my biggest downfall...

If I'd catered...
to all my whims,
what I'd win, just to lie again,
manipulated it all for me
and not realize
I've backed myself up against the wall...

It never mattered...
because what I've learned,
not earned aside all the bridges I burned
in the process,
nothing I've ever done
got me what I idealized...

Your love, before and still, was never mine at all.


(November 11,2007)


Comments about ...Before And Still... by Lee Degnan

  • (11/26/2007 6:26:00 AM)

    So many emotions when into this wonderful poem, very strong write. Thank you for sharing.
    Rose
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  • (11/19/2007 10:02:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this a lot-strong, focused, direct. Very nicely done! (Report)Reply

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  • (11/17/2007 9:29:00 AM)

    Lee another masterly stroke of the pen for all to read. Beautiful and thanks for sharing this my friend.
    David
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  • (11/16/2007 12:51:00 AM)

    Beautiful..so nicely penned..another remarkable piece of yours, kapatid..
    love,
    Meggie
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  • (11/12/2007 3:12:00 PM)

    .......................................beautifully written - intent heartbreaking (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2007 11:38:00 AM)

    I had something going around my head on the same lines, I am jealous
    because I can't better that piece loved it Lee 20 out of 10 kind heart
    Chris x
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 24, 2011


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