I Remember – feat. Nicholas Gagnier

I remember thinking there was

nothing to live for, steering into

that abhorrent skid.

 

I remember the good old days, but kid, rose-coloured

glasses betray them, every single time.

 

I remember you asking how the world had gotten

me so down,

why I couldn’t smile without the

unintended frown,

 

so I asked these friends of

mine to help me

reminisce.

 

I remember the home time bell,

the butterfly sick,

the rush to pack enough clothes.

 

I remember how time slowed,

Daddy’s weekend, the whiskey

and swings.

 

I remember you asking how time had gotten

me so winded,

why I couldn’t lie with an ounce of

conviction,

and why

expression and tone never

seemed to align.

 

I remember smiling for you,

holding your hand so we wouldn’t drown,

trying to save you with feet inches off the ground.

 

But you became more than mine,

so I hoped every Friday

you wouldn’t forget this,

 

a king and his princess,

heir to all the perfect descriptions

poetry was too obtuse to speak of,

 

proudly.


 

To find Nicholas and buy the book you will find this poem in:

Free Verse Revolution

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To buy (UK): FVR: The Collection

To buy: FVR: The Collection

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