Forgotten Past

Forgotten Past

A Poem by Joseph Mulpeter

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It's midnight
were stood around the corner from his house
he tells me "don't move closer or my mum could see"
he holds my hand as i glance into the eyes of the unknown
each breath he takes eager to expel words that were too hard to hear
i could see this by the way he didn't look at me, the way our eyes didn't meet.

"I can't do this anymore" 
my heart sinks to the pit of my stomach
each breath like breathing icicles out of my mouth, cold and sharp like the words he spoke
they say you never forget your first love, and that's true
but knowing that any second you could fall back in love with them
fall back into the forgotten past and start over
is it really worth it? 
it it really the right choice?

when i think back, i see nothing
i can't remember what or who i was before i met him
the reasoning for this isn't that i have forgot,
its simply, i was alive.. but i just wasn't living.

© 2017 Joseph Mulpeter

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I really like the way you tell this in such a way you are actually revisiting it, from a whole other perspective but writing it from the perspective of being there, and the evolution of heartache. "when I think back, I see nothing" great job!

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Joseph Mulpeter

1 Year Ago

thank you, that was exactly how i wanted it to come across! thanks for taking the time to read it :).. read more

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Added on August 14, 2016
Last Updated on October 18, 2017
Tags: storypoem, truestory, love, romance, gay, breakup, lesbian, teenlove, gaylove, gaybreakup, shortstory


Joseph Mulpeter
Joseph Mulpeter

Manchester, United Kingdom

My name is Joseph Mulpeter. I am 25 years old from England. Besides photography, my other passion is writing. I'm currently writing a novel which will be posted once written. I enjoy expressing myself.. more..