I Want to Think of Her No More

I Want to Think of Her No More

A Poem by Jay Ligda

It's been a while since I had a poem come to me. This one came while walking to work.


I want to think of her no more
I’d rather I was aware
Of these cracks in the sidewalk

As they pass below my feet
With each nearer my destination 

It will be there when I get there

She will not


These familiar thought patterns

Of her so many years past

Like a comfortable foot

In a well worn shoe

As they walk me on forward


I don’t want to think of her any more

And miss this precious moment

These cracks in the sidewalk

The fallen leaves

They rest so randomly

Where fate has landed them


The sounds of the dogs and the birds

Barking and chirping

The friendly smiles of passerbys

A hello from the mailman

In the midst of her route delivery


It is nothing about her

As it is an undisciplined mind

Absent her a replacement

An impending deadline


The next deal to go through

Or a financial bind

What’s for lunch and dinner?

Or a different pretty find


No, I don’t want to think of her any more

Nor this that or the other

Quiet my restless mind

Or another moment will slip by

Opportunities missed forever

Those right before my very eyes

© 2010 Jay Ligda

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beautifully written... Deeply meaning 's lingering there into your harmonious words. Outstanding poem full of meaningful emotions... It's so true to feel it as you're reading :) i like it

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Added on September 16, 2010
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Jay Ligda
Jay Ligda

San Francisco, CA

I mainly write as a way to clear my mind of unwanted thoughts. Most of it is too personal or rough to publish here, but here is some that I polished up to share. more..