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Honey I've Been Around the Block And You Were Never My Last Stop

by Amy Wustrin

Sitting in the high school parking lot
Feeling it all come rushing back
Still frames and flashbacks of where it all began
This discovery of who I am

Matching up present to past
I am often disappointed
The disparities are stark at times
And very unexpected

Yet seeing where we overlap
That little girl and me
Somehow, somewhere
I guess I did something right

My heart's still always on my sleeve
Exectly where I want it
It just doesnt get around as much these days
Drill Meets and Drama Club kept me involved
But life just keeps me busy...
And it marches on

Still it's a startling revelation
The bitterness that creeps on in
A shock to the system, like the very first time
The break up song feels more
Like its singing to you
And not the other way around

You taught me something about myself
And I guess I'll always be grateful for that
This aching lonliness will pass in due time
But at least when I lost you
To that smiling, skinny blonde girl
(Lord Almighty, why is she always skinny and blonde???)
I found out that I haven't lost myself through the years
I've just grown up a little bit
I haven't sold out yet


Posted on 06/22/2006
Copyright © 2020 Amy Wustrin

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Vere Mantratriad on 06/25/06 at 06:02 PM

It can be hard to visit the old you, but certainly a necessary evil. Thank you for taking us back with you.

Posted by Lisa-Dawn Sparling on 08/08/06 at 07:25 PM

oh I wish had that strength and sensibility when I was younger. I was the girl that would be at home crying to her girlfriends and have her 6th beer to ease the pain. Luckily I grew up to be sensible!! Great read amy I really enjoyed it.

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