1981

1981

A Poem by Zoe Richardson
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The bittersweet taste of all that never was

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I remember you with eyes of green

A summer smile, a hope unseen

Three whispered words, a secret shared

A halo dancing around your hair

 

You brought to me a rush of cheek

The color rising pink and sweet

My days filled up with thoughts of you

A love so pure, a heart so true

 

This world so new, a time between

I shaped your path to fit my feet

All my steps led to your door

I breathed your air and walked your floor

 

Then shadows stretched and autumn blew

I had my long last look at you

A sunshine prince who dared forsake

The love he never cared to take


-Zoe Richardson 

© 2022 Zoe Richardson


Author's Note

Zoe Richardson
Memory...all alone in the moonlight...I can smile at the old days...

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Us, who love to write. We keep the special people alive forever in our words.
"You brought to me a rush of cheek
The color rising pink and sweet
My days filled up with thoughts of you
A love so pure, a heart so true"
I loved the above lines. You took me to days of innocence and hope. Thank you dear poet for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

7 Months Ago

It's nice to still be able to convey innocence and hope at this stage in my life. It's even nicer th.. read more
Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

I enjoyed the poetry and you are welcome Zoe.



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Many impressions here. But what rises to the top is a page of my past. A young lady enchanted me. We rode together for a while. But she went back home to go to school. I never saw her again. I couldn't even watch as she pedaled off down the street.
"Parting is such sweet sorrow."

Posted 6 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

6 Months Ago

Those long ago wistful 'what ifs' haunt us, don't they? I am glad you enjoyed the poem, the bitter a.. read more
Why men do this most of the time? simple, because they WAKE LATE lol. this is so sweet, lovely, has the touch of pureness and first heartbeat, first blush, first romance... I can see why You can smile now at this, if I look back to mine days I will do too :> thank You for sharing your sweet memory.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

7 Months Ago

Your most welcome! Yes, men do arrive late to the party most of the time, which creates hilarious an.. read more
This is poetry. Inviting imagery. Beautiful sentiments. Living emotions and a well-told story. What more can a reader ask for other than more? Wonderfully explained and expressed, Zoe. tyfs

Posted 7 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

7 Months Ago

You are so very welcome! I hope this touches something universal in all of us. The sweetness of firs.. read more
Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

7 Months Ago

I thought the saddest were "batteries not included." But yes. Whittier's are a close second. I prefe.. read more
Us, who love to write. We keep the special people alive forever in our words.
"You brought to me a rush of cheek
The color rising pink and sweet
My days filled up with thoughts of you
A love so pure, a heart so true"
I loved the above lines. You took me to days of innocence and hope. Thank you dear poet for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

7 Months Ago

It's nice to still be able to convey innocence and hope at this stage in my life. It's even nicer th.. read more
Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

I enjoyed the poetry and you are welcome Zoe.
Wow. From a poet and storyteller and all around "word nerd", you definitely know how to shine. Good to see you, Zoe!

That quote is pretty sensational, too!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

7 Months Ago

Thank you, Kelly! My laptop had a cracked screen and it took almost a month to complete repairs. I a.. read more
Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

I think you should write them all down and keep them with your poetry. I have over a hundred quotes.. read more
Zoe Richardson

7 Months Ago

I will do that! I often jot down thoughts when they pop into my head. Usually, they end up in a poem.. read more
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Gee
Hmmmm, 1981, I was a 19 year old lager fiend who played frivolously with the emotions of any poor woman that thought I could be harnessed, seeking only to bed and dump....I was a grade A prick :(
Great rhyming and content Zoe

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Tis always good to read you, although I'm shite at reviewing :)
Rock band, I wish. Back in th.. read more
Zoe Richardson

7 Months Ago

I actually thought about being a nun. Not being Catholic sort of nipped that in the bud. I was reall.. read more
Gee

7 Months Ago

" charming lotharios intent on removing my pants"
Man this has me smiling. Glad I never cross.. read more
This poem is such a sweet blend of romance and nostalgia. It has an excellent rhyme scheme and delicately unfolds its mysteries in logical progression; finishing sad and sweet in the mind. I very much enjoyed. F.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

7 Months Ago

And I'm so glad you did! It is meant to convey the bittersweetness of an unrequited first love. It's.. read more
makes me recollect an old love or two...
"I shaped your path to fit my feet" is a classic...I wish I had written that line.
Oh I do.
I am sure that sunshine prince had some cloudy days because of it...

Posted 7 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

7 Months Ago

One would like to think so. But that boy was locked up tighter than Fort Knox. Oh well. Things stay .. read more

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Added on February 18, 2022
Last Updated on February 18, 2022
Tags: Poetry, Thoughts, Imagery, Love, Memories

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Zoe Richardson
Zoe Richardson

Cordova, AL



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Alabama native. Poet and storyteller and all around word nerd. I practice random acts of insanity because the world needs some shaking up. more..

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