If

If I were to see your face today
I’d turn away
There wouldn’t be a single thing
I’d want to say
I’d pretend I hadn’t seen you
Or never knew
The things that you turned into
And how you grew

It’s such a bitter shame to say
I wouldn’t care
And should you call me on the phone
I won’t be there
The voicemail you leave’s a ghost
I’ll never own
Just hang ups like the darkest days
You’re left alone

Where once I would have smiled at you
To see you smile
I’m rather sick from what you gave
Your lies and guile
You made me doubt myself and worse
I doubted you
There isn’t any cure for this
Nought you can do

If I were to see your face today
I’d turn away
There wouldn’t be a single thing
I’d want to say

© 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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13 Responses to If

  1. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] Hmmm. A very mysterious poem, Helen.

  2. philipparees says:

    This suggests a very deep injury to me.

  3. Brenda says:

    Someone must’ve done you wrong. Hugs, Brenda

    • I think in this case both the other person and I stuffed things up, but the ending was such that this is how I view it all, so much later…anyway, long time ago!! Thanks for the comments and support!! 🙂

  4. Ray says:

    Very powerful Helen…. I hope this is fiction. If not, I know you can re-channel that energy so you can benefit from it, not suffer because of it. 🙂

  5. Hello Helen, life is full of ifs and in this case you raise issues of actions which may have changed the course of relationship.There are consequences for our actions which you express fairly bluntly.
    Again another engaging poem.

    • Thanks so much – yes, the relationship this is based on is probably a great example of something that could have gone a completely different direction apart from a few, early choices…and its ending was blunt, very blunt really. Thanks so much!! 🙂 🙂

  6. Love this…and I am definitely in touch with the words!! 🙂 Perfect, Sis!!

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