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Took My Breath Away
Author: Shiloh

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When you saw me the other day, and you said hello,
and you asked me how I was doing,
I wanted to tell you too much,
but I just said I was doing fine, and I left it at that.
There was just no way that I was going to say anything else.
I wanted to tell you how seeing you after all these years
nearly took my breath away,
and made my heartbeat speed up,
made me a little nervous,
and brought back so damn many memories
that it actually hurt just to stand there,
talking with you again.
We passed small talk back and forth for a bit,
then you smiled, said it was nice seeing me,
and that maybe you would see me around sometime.
Then you walked away.
Again.
And it all came flooding back!
And as I watched you walking down the sidewalk
it was all that I could do to just stand there,
controlling myself, making myself stand there,
watching a precious thing move further and further away,
because I knew that there was nothing else that I could do...
there was nothing else at all...
but silently wish you well,
and ponder, for a moment,
all the thoughts that I had to fight down.
You never forget some things,
no matter how you try.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Clive (65.103.188.26) -- Thursday, May 22 2008, 09:05 pm

BRAVO

These words you put down for us to read,
Brought back those memories of another day,
I too was touched in a similar way.
Congratulations on the words you say
Bipedalguy (65.96.237.196) -- Friday, May 23 2008, 04:12 pm

Super

That does a great job of expressing a feeling that I'm all too familiar with. What can you do in that situation? It's been a long time for me, but such moments are never forgotten. I remember their names: Janice, Joy, Carol, Sue, Charlotte, Lesley, Leanne, Sheila, Natalia, Anastasia, Dasha, Dianne, Holly, Holly, Molly and Marie.
This seems to be the true nature of the human condition.
Well done.
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