Sadje is our hostess for the What Do You See challenge.
The picture reminded me of something I’d written years ago, so I’m recycling it today with a few tweaks as my response.
For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a castle in the clouds. A surreal image created by the clouds that surround it.
Image credit: Google images
I wonder if you are missing me,
Who I am or was meant to be.
But times have changed and now I’ll find
I’m probably the furthest from your mind.
I guess I sometimes fleetingly rise
To the surface behind your eyes,
As something triggers a memory
From long ago, that included me.
Things we shared, the plans we made,
Came crashing down when I was betrayed.
My dreams were shattered, they all went awry,
Demolishing castles built in the sky,
Light and airy, no substance lingers
My future like water through my fingers.
The pain at first was hard to bear,
But then I realised you didn’t care.
So I got through it, this Feeling Blue,
No doubt ‘Someone Else’ comforted you.
I learned a lesson and picked myself up
Drinking new essence from Life’s rich cup.
Started again, turned things around,
Explored new things, covered new ground.
So as I age and begin to write
This Book of My Life, I see a new light –
The pages reflect some sorrow and pain,
Relief too, as that won’t happen again,
So many things better, as you weren’t a part
Of the wonderful rebirth of my heart.
If you wish, you can read the original here