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It Wasn’t Supposed To Happen This Way


By Colleen Millsteed Published 9 months ago 1 min read
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Wishing for miracles, living for hope,

Knowing the future is full of possibilities and dreams,

Working on my action plan,

Manifesting into action it seems.


Was it a mistake to look to the past?

Originally doing so for simple inspiration,

But it hooked me in and I spent time with my regrets,

Weeping at all my past damnation.


I reached across the miles, silently hoping,

And much to my delight I receive a precious connection,

My heart beat a steady staccato,

Blood boiling in every direction.


Laughter reminding me of the memories I held dearly,

Words of affection a tormented sigh,

Images proceeding for the years that waned,

Feelings brought back to mystify.


Pining and dreaming of bringing the past to fruition,

Another chance rolled into being,

Promises made of happiness to come,

With the past, present and future all agreeing.


But this was short lived, turning disastrous,

A reminder of why the past should be left alone,

The miles are behind us for a very specific reason,

As the lesson has just clearly shown.


Sadness descends in a darkened curtain,

The tears fall making my world turn grey,

I’d hoped for a different outcome, because

It wasn’t supposed to happen this way.

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About the Creator

Colleen Millsteed

My first love is poetry — it’s like a desperate need to write, to free up space in my mind, to escape the constant noise in my head. Most of the time the poems write themselves — I’m just the conduit holding the metaphorical pen.

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Comments (2)

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran9 months ago

    This was extremely relatable. I'm like addicted to the past, unwilling to leave it alone. Awesome poem!

  • It wasn't supposed to happen this way, but it did--twice? Beware the drama that was Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton.

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