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before was a better person

by Shonda Creemer

I wish I could
go back to the
before

before
that color of nail polish
the make-up and perfect outfit
our first date

before
that amazing kiss at the zoo
the angel you gave me
the I Love You (I Love You Back)

before
those warm nights
the hours spent getting to know each other
the memories

before
the doubts
that "I don't think this is working out" moment
the tears, phone calls, words said in frustration

before
the goodbye

I wish I could
go back to the
before

because the person
that I was before
is not the same
person I have since
became

06/21/2005

Author's Note: it has been almost a year and I still can't seem to fully let you go

Posted on 06/21/2005
Copyright © 2017 Shonda Creemer

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ava Blu on 06/22/05 at 05:00 AM

You don't have to fully let go, but you must not dwell on what once was. Take it from me, I know how hard it is to let someone go. You are a better person.

Posted by Felicia Aguilar on 07/14/05 at 01:18 AM

Oh, how I can relate to this poem, as I'm sure many others can, as well. I often would like to go back to "the before", when everything was beautiful and full of nervous excitement.

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