More than Once in a While

More than Once in a While

A Poem by Yuvia Chairez

Poem inspired by the song "Once in a While" by Kasey Chambers.

If I wasn't what you wanted
If I wasn't even close
I only hope that I made you smile...
Maybe more than once in a while...
- Kasey Chambers

"Close the courtains", you said once,
And made love to me under the dim light of a tv screen,
While listening to someone selling dreams
For ninety-nine cents a minute, or even more.

I never thought I would look back at those moments
And smile at the sight of your tears
When I turned and walked away.
I never realized how deep the cut had been
until it was too late.

How blessed are those who forgive, forget, and renew!
For I am walking in the rain downtown,
Thinking of how many times I wished I'd never met you
For the sole reason that the freedom you took away,
Was the only thing that past lovers had left behind.

© 2010 Yuvia Chairez

Author's Note

Yuvia Chairez
Please review, it means a lot to me! XD

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Great poem! It was very well written and a wonderful poem! :D

Posted 8 Years Ago

The poem is amazing. The beginning lines started off slow and easy. Then you took us a road trip of hell and pain. The last lines twisted me up some. I like the ending. A excellent poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on April 23, 2010
Last Updated on April 23, 2010
Tags: poetry


Yuvia Chairez
Yuvia Chairez

moon city, Mexico

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