Barry Van Allen

Chance Meeting Conversation (I.E.-Lecture) - Poem by Barry Van Allen

I gave you opportunities,
but, you didn't seem to care,
your party life was all that counted,
you were living life impaired.

Your friends didn't seem to matter much,
as long as you were ' High',
your life was like a bother,
and you were living to get by.

You say 200 years from now,
who will really care,
if you grab the ball and run with it,
or leave it lying there?

Fun is all that counts today,
there will always be another way,
and another point of view,
... for me and you.

Today you are successful,
you say part of that is me,
just like you, I always knew,
that somehow it would bore me.

I can't really say I'm glad,
that the life that we had planned,
didn't work out ... as mapped out,
because, I'm still your biggest fan.

But, I've moved on, beyond that pain,
of knowing flickers in the rain,
and I am happy you have too,
... I won't forget you!

Comments about Chance Meeting Conversation (I.E.-Lecture) by Barry Van Allen

  • (8/17/2007 5:47:00 AM)

    All we can really hope for with old flames, is that they bring us a warm glow, long after the relationship embers have died down. May your memories warm your heart Barry! (Oh Lord! ! did that sound too much like Hallmark Mush? ? ! !)

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, March 28, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]