I fell in love with you but you didn’t
So that was an opportunity we both lost.
You fell in love with someone,
I got hurt and bruised.
Eventually I moved on and so did you,
But you broke that person’s heart because you found someone new.
Soon after your new love moved on without you
And we lost touch,
I didn’t dare ask how you have been doing
For fear you might think I’m still hoping for so much.
Our paths once crossed but it seems it will never again
You and I, we try to avoid each other it seems.
Our story ends here
Or it may be a to be continued when we’re different people in a different life.
I could have loved you, you know?
And you could have fallen in love with me.
Maybe in a different lifetime we’ll have that chance.
I live in a country were pale skin is considered pretty
Which is an irony
Because most people are brown, bronze, dark, or colored
They look at me with envy
And say I’m lucky…
Only because I’m pale, that they think me a beauty.
Almost everyone here wants snow white skin
While I think “morenos” or “morenas” are beautiful
But I don’t try to change my skin color
Unlike most I see around me
If beauty is just skin deep
Then I don’t want to be considered beautiful
I’d rather be seen as pretty because of my dry wit and sarcasm
Because of my intelligence and quirkiness
I’ll shed this pale white skin
And be a different kind of beauty
I was never precious or fragile
I was hardly sweet and often too agile
They complain that I’m too much
Others say I’m not enough, as just such
I would never settle and they just can’t understand
I am not theirs to command
I stand out in a world that is full of the-sameness
He stared and so did I
Familiar in many ways yet unfamiliar in between
Somewhere we might have crossed paths
In a place familiar and the same
But my mind can’t find where.
We stared at each other
Transfixed for a moment
Everything that seemed familiar never came
She thought she stuck out like a sore thumb
She thought she was odd
Peculiar to some
She wanted to be noticed
But never wanted the spotlight
She thought nobody noticed
But he loved every bit of her
We were always opposite
I liked a mug of coffee
He preferred tea
He fell in love with sunsets
While I’ve aways preferred when it rises
He had charm and talked a lot
I kept quite and observed
He was unsure of me
I was certain of him
And that was the biggest opposite we had
The rain washes away the pain
But sometimes it reminds me of it
The rain trickles down my window pane
Slowly erasing the past hurt
It reminds me of you
It reminds me of nothing
It becomes as it is
Just the rain
The road takes me back to where I once was
But I notice slight changes
Things that used to be there, gone
Things that weren’t, appear
And as I walked further I got nearer
To where I once was
But now, I am different