Tag Archives: instant poem

your love

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you loved me

but

not the way

I envisioned

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our children

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growing up

they

never leave our side

and

we have no time

for ourselves

until

one day

they go away

to make their own lives

and we

have all the unwanted time

in the world

sixteen in her mind

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she was sixteen

bubbling with youth

and beauty

until

she looked into the mirror

and

realised

it was all in her mind

and

youth had left her

years ago

her avatar

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a simple metal pendant

faded red lips

sun tanned skin

old sari

chipped nails

discoloured nail paint

threadbare shawl

but those eyes

looking around

for someone

who would

like her

in that avatar