Used to be...

Used to be...

A Poem by Azure Montessa (Blue)
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12/24/13

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Your sapphire eyes used to glimmer
comparable to the stars
shining, always shining,
with endearing boyishness
and childlike charm.

Your gaze used to make me blush
with its fiery intensity
burning, always burning,
melting away my mask
in careful constancy.

Your mouth used to promise a smile
an occasional delight
beautiful, always beautiful,
never failing to conceive
a loving sigh from my lips.

Your smile used to cost me my sleep
sweet seduction
irresistible, always irresistible,
flooding my mind
with such sensual sight.

Your voice used to shame the muses
when you said my name
loving, always loving,
song of my sanity
and lullaby of my life.

Your phrases used to be verses
of passionate poetry
heartfelt, always heartfelt,
sweetening sarcasms
and wrapping wit with wonder.

Your face used to hold the universe
a portrait of perfection
heavenly, always heavenly,
fusing reality and dream
in immortal union.

Your flesh used to feel like home
my familiar haven
comfortable, always comfortable,
where my temperature
blends in chemistry with yours.

You used to be my poetry,
my song, my dream,
my love, and my existence.

You used to be my everything,
my lovely sunrise, my lovelier sunset,
my every breath, my most beautiful memory...

You used to be mine.

But--


Months dissolved into moments
as familiarity gave way to estrangement.

What once was burning intimacy
turned to icy cold ashes of nothing.

Our love reached its summit
--and off it goes--
spiraling downward... unstoppable...

leaving fresh traces,
fresh scars of yesterdays...
leaving me forever holding on
to the fragments of


our used-to-be's.





© 2013 Azure Montessa (Blue)



Author's Note

Azure Montessa (Blue)
Thanks for reading. :)

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I love it, it's so great! Write more and more until someone discovers u

Posted 3 Years Ago


My gosh! You've got talent!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Blue

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Riri! I am honored by your kind words.
Riri

3 Years Ago

Oh my gosh you deserve it!
It is a beautiful poem. I absolutely loved it !

Posted 3 Years Ago


Blue

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Anna!
often our "used to be" stay with us for a long long time... beautifully and sadly written Blue... thank you for writing... ~~redzone

Posted 3 Years Ago


Blue

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Redzone!
This is a really lovely, sad and poignant piece Blue. It is strange how things so happy and intimate that took years to culture evaporate so rapidly.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Blue

3 Years Ago

Thank you, John. :)
Quite beautiful, Blue, yet very sad at the same time. Even the format of your poem -- in the first part, before the relationship soured-- was orderly and pleasing. Your poem speaks of experience, or at least a good grasp of the harsh heartache of a broken relationship. It is a wonderful, long poem and as always, done with such style and gracefulness.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Blue

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Eddie. I think I should cut some lines, though. I went overboard with details.

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