Backwards/Forward

Backwards/Forward

A Poem by Gio S.P.
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A poem about regret and acceptance.

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When we were kids, you were always
picked on for being "too skinny"
And I'd throw my lunch at those idiots

I'd starve because I loved you
I didn't know what love was at the time
but whenever my mom turned on my
night light, I'd turn it off because
the thought of you burned bright
behind closed eyes.

And maybe this heart stumbles backwards
when your name is spoken,
And maybe I should have been more

forward.

© 2015 Gio S.P.



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Regrets are no different than scars, they're just in different places. The impact love can have on a youngster may last a lifetime. When a name is mentioned all feelings immediately come back as though it were yesterday. We all have regrets but life refuses to turn around and go back. I've tried, it doesn't always work. We live with our past whether we want to or not. Nice writing here. I enjoyed thinking about it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gio S.P.

2 Years Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed my piece! Sometimes we're so focused on present problems that we forget to look.. read more
Relic

2 Years Ago

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Oh, that's beautiful!! It really touched me.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Regrets are no different than scars, they're just in different places. The impact love can have on a youngster may last a lifetime. When a name is mentioned all feelings immediately come back as though it were yesterday. We all have regrets but life refuses to turn around and go back. I've tried, it doesn't always work. We live with our past whether we want to or not. Nice writing here. I enjoyed thinking about it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gio S.P.

2 Years Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed my piece! Sometimes we're so focused on present problems that we forget to look.. read more
Relic

2 Years Ago

____________ :)
This is really touching, Gio. Two very powerful images put across perfectly because of how cohesive they are with the narrative. The backwards/forwards connection is clear and forceful on the reader also. Great stuff, man!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gio S.P.

2 Years Ago

I swear, this community truly helps to bring out the best in my writing. Your insight and emotion to.. read more
This has a sad tone to it but is well written and expressed!
Thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gio S.P.

2 Years Ago

Thanks, my friend! This is recycled poetry of mine with a few changes but I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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Gio S.P.
Gio S.P.

New York, NY



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My name is Gio S.P. and I'm a writer and a poet, looking to be published. I'm 23 years old, currently residing in New York City, have an affinity for nature and am a father to three cats. If you wi.. more..

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