A Stranger I've Become

A Stranger I've Become

A Poem by ksscampos

meet yourself


A Stranger I’ve Become


That night alone secluded in your quarters

For no apparent reason you turn on the stereo

A familiar sound finally settles in as you adjust the switches

A vibration of a long lost passion floods

 With the sound of a string on a guitar

Slowly you remember things you long forgot

Events, people, pain, joy

The melody slowly reencounters your emotions

Lyrics flows naturally from your tongue


You realize you are not alone anymore

Someone sits by your side

A familiar face


As the music plays, you both sit back in deep thought

Not saying much but enjoying the pleasant company

The chorus comes on

 Both synchronized voices follow along

How is this random individual suddenly appears

And with no hesitation joins your reminiscence from a time long ago

As if he knew you better than you know yourself

Laughters bounce back and forth

It feels good to reunite with this familiar stranger


As the music wraps up, you realize how much that song meant

One song, with simple chords and a reggae beat

Puts you in intense ease.

The stranger next to you fades away

As you wish for him to stay

It suddenly hits

That one song, those lyrics, that beat, that tune

Has reunited yourself with the person you long were


You remember how wonderful it all felt back then

Now you changed and don’t really know when

You miss that feeling of connecting to yourself with a simple song

Learning about yourself through the words of others

Depicting lyrics as if they were a mystery


Don’t lose yourself to time.

We all change, it is inevitable

Keep the parts of you that make you happy

Do not let anyone take your personal happiness from you


© 2015 ksscampos

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Neat writing on this poem. Nice one Campos

Posted 8 Years Ago


8 Years Ago

Thank you Terrence. Please let me know what you think of the others.
a great poem and a great lesson,glad to see you back

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on April 18, 2015
Last Updated on April 18, 2015



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