Poet: Geraldine Connolly
Poem: The Summer I Was Sixteen
Volume: Province of Fire
Year: Published/Written in 1998
Poem of the Day:
Dec 17 2010
Comment 4 of 4, added on March 12th, 2012 at 12:55 PM.
The Day I LeftThe day I left you,That was the saddest day of my life,But the day I wleakd away,It doesn’t mean I stopped loving you.For the last few years I kept youInside my heart,Even when I found new love,You were still there tucked awayUnder a blanket, for safe keeping,Now and then I would feel your presenceInside my heart,When I am down and underI remember what you alwaysTold me, that I will forever haveA friend in you.Each day that goes by,I try to find that sunshine.That glow that warmth you had for me.The things that made me walk away,Was not too hurt you,But to give you a life that I couldn’t give youAt the time.Through all the times that we have missed,Through all the years that has gone by,The things I have had found in you.Needing someone so much that I needed.You more and more,But I wish I could’ve given youThat life, staying with you,But I knew I couldn’t give it too you.Through the years I have never lostThat love for you,We use to work things out,But this wasn’t something we could’veWorked on.That is why I had to walk away.30/04/2011
Comment 3 of 4, added on September 5th, 2011 at 9:58 PM.
Not a single website has a poetry response for this i can copy and paste, looks like i have to do this myself ;)
Comment 2 of 4, added on May 6th, 2010 at 9:46 AM.
The Summer I Was Sixteen
I really enjoyed this poem and i can really relate to this.
Shayenne from United States
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