So Many

So many years since I
thought of a man’s gaze
as the gaze of a man

So many games missed,
not seeing that the maze
was part of the plan

How many glances now
have I passed by which
should not be bypassed?

How many broken saved
from my steadfast solitude
if instead I held fast?

So many years since I
thought of a man’s regard
as the regard of a man

So many words missed
with beginnings that ended
before they began

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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17 Responses to So Many

  1. Brian Hughes says:

    On the other hand, they might all have idiots…

  2. Brian Hughes says:

    Sorry, that should have read ‘been idiots’ – I really ought to check these things before hitting the post button.

  3. truly bittersweet, but we all get to come back each lifetime and work it out again, hopefully aware enough to do it better next time.

  4. Mike says:

    You could not write as you do on this blog without being a contented person. That alone is more than many can say. As the mixed proverbial says, don’t forget to stop and smell your blessings now and then. I do that whenever my thoughts turn in the same direction as above and I’m a contented man.

  5. Skye says:

    Wow….next time I go to the grocery, every glance I get, I will be thinking of this poem and wondering what to do! lol I loved this, Sis! I love your brain and how it works!! 😀

  6. Elaine says:

    I came to visit your blog at the recommendation of Skye. She is right–It is well worth the visit! I can relate to this poem, Helen. . I have to agree with Skye that every time I go places I will be thinking of this poem too and wondering. lol

  7. landl30 says:

    VERY nice alliteration… well done…like it.

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