Forever

First love can last a lifetime if you never let it go.
First love can hurt forever if you never tell him so.
I wanted him to love me and, if I truly knew it then,
I kept it from us both to prevent our hurt again.

But how I wish I hadn’t, how I wish instead I’d been
A braver warrior for our love, as, looking back, I’ve seen
That he indeed did love me, just couldn’t tell me so.
Though now we’re living separate lives, I’ve never let him go.

© Emily Page

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12 thoughts on “Forever

  1. what a hard bit of reality…in some ways we get out of love what we put into it…and we have to be willing to get dirty and dig in if we are really commited to love….its def work…nice rhyme scheme as well…

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