jennifer jane pryce

Rookie (Kent, England now living in Scotland)


Poem by jennifer jane pryce

I saw him today, yes I saw him ….
Had no time to run, or hide
Had to stay and get my groceries
Fumbling and shaking inside

He talked to me and looked at me
And I felt the panic rise
We smiled and talked of nothing much
As I looked in his eyes

We stood outside a shop
So close yet so far away
We looked away, then back again
Not knowing what to say

Instead I laughed, said I was fine
When he did ask of me
I lied and told him some lame line
“Never better actually”

Then he mentioned his new love
The words cut through me then
Too late, the wound had opened up
And the pain was back again

Tonight I cried for him
As once I did so much
And longed for him to hold me
And feel his tender touch

But nothing can be done now
I’ll never have him back
He’s found himself a new love
And that is simply that.

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  • Rani Turton (3/20/2008 10:38:00 AM)

    Pain that is very prettily expressed. Good work.(Report)Reply

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  • Roger Cornish (12/7/2007 3:24:00 AM)

    Simply Rhyming tecnique that works really well.... Something I struggle with.
    Lovely Jen....Lovely
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  • Dave Sherratt (12/1/2007 7:40:00 AM)

    hi mate. can i change him to her? its exactly how i would've worded it.
    its simple but so true to life. when you felt the hurt from his words i was there with you. hug you.
    its so sad. i think a lot of people will relate to this
    good un(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 27, 2011