Barry Conway

I Had You Once

I HAD YOU ONCE

I LOOK BACK NOW,
TO THE TIME I HAD YOU,
WHEN YOU AND I WERE IN LOVE,
WHEN YOU AND I WERE HAPPY!

WHAT HAPPENED TO US?
WHY DID WE NOT STAY TOGETHER?
I BLAME MYSELF,
AS MUCH AS I BLAME YOU!
FOR WHATEVER ANYONE SAYS,
WE ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE,
EVEN IF IT IS THE WRONG CHOICE!

ALL THE YEARS HAVE GONE BY WITHOUT YOU,
AND NO ONE CAN EVER COMPARE TO YOU,
NO ONE COMES CLOSE TO WHAT WE HAD,
SO THAT LIFE NOW SEEMS UNFULFILLED,
IF YOUR HAND IS NOT IN MINE!
EVERY NIGHT I LIE AWAKE,
THINKING OF THE TIME WE WERE TOGETHER,
BUT IT DOES MORE HARM THAN GOOD,
FOR MY NIGHTS ARE FILLED WITHOUT SLEEP,
MY NIGHTS ARE FILLED WITHOUT YOU,
BY MY SIDE!

WHEREVER YOU ARE NOW, KNOW THIS,
I LOVED YOU THEN, AND I LOVE YOU NOW!
NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE THAT,
NO TIME OR DISTANCE,
CAN EVER ALTER THE HAPPINESS I REMEMBER,
I SEND YOU ALL MY LOVE,
FOR I KNOW SOMEWHERE IN YOUR HEART,
SOMEWHERE DEEP WITHIN YOU, YOU THINK OF ME!
WITH THE SAME LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU!

Topic(s) of this poem: emptiness, happiness, longing, lost love, memories, missing you, past, sadness, thinking , time

Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Poem Edited: Monday, September 21, 2020

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Comments about I Had You Once by Barry Conway

  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (9/21/2020 12:35:00 AM)

    A well conveyed poem.
    Truly impressive....5 stars +++

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    Barry ConwayBarry Conway(9/23/2020 6:43:00 AM)

    Thank you Bernard for the lovely endorsement.
    I hope you are well.
    Barry Conway

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