A Long Time Ago

A Long Time Ago

A Long Time Ago

As he slouched over the counter

His demeanor betrayed him

For he just looked as I did

When he snatched her from me

A long time ago.

 

A long time ago it seems

Only a few days gone

Six months and a week

To be precise

Still, a long time ago

 

I died then

When she ditched me

After he tantalized her

With flashy digital attention

Dulling my analogue affection

Of pure old fashioned down to earth adoration

 

A long time ago it seems

Only a few weeks gone

Six months and a week

To be precise

A long time ago

 

But I rose again

With scars on my wounded heart

Dry eyes that could cry no more

Dusted myself and got up again

Washed my face and learnt to smile

And try to live and love again

 

I joined him at the counter

His tears, his heartache told it all

He was me all over again

Perfectly reflecting my wounded soul

For she had been snatched again

From his calculating digital fingers

A few days ago

 

A long time ago it seemed to him,

Only a few days gone

Three months and a week

To be precise

A long time ago.

 

I understood his pain

As we shared that drink

Wondering what she’d gain

Ripping hearts asunder

Creating heartaches with a Midas touch

 

We sipped our whisky slowly

Drowning our tortured souls

A couple of disabled veterans

With broken hearts and spirits

In a battle of shattered love

 

A long time ago it seemed

Only a few days gone

Three months and a week

To be precise

A long time ago

 

As we partook the solemn communion

Silently comforting our beaten selves

He walked in and sat at the counter

His demeanor saying it all

For he just looked like us

When he snatched her from him

A long time ago

 

A long time ago it seems

Only a few hours gone

Perhaps a day or two

To be precise

A long time ago…

©Patrick Ngugi250414

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