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Our love was a masterpiece left unfinished

By Rebekah ElisabethPublished 12 months ago Updated 12 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash

You will forever be the masterpiece I never got to finish.

The symphony in my head;

An unrelenting repetition of notes that are not quite the end.

You are a daydream lost to time;

my mind has forgotten words—

My lips remember and yearn to move in that familiar way, underneath your familiar gaze.

But it is a fruitless yearning—

those words don’t belong to me anymore.

This painting sits unfinished tucked away in the corner of a lonely attic collecting cobwebs, and nostalgia, and regret.

You are someone else’s sunrise, someone else’s goodnight, and I am just the first goodbye of many.

You were gold-laced, finer than van Gogh or Monet. And I let you go.

Stupid girl, foolish girl—

I chased the sun and lost the stars—

made a reckless decision and left the last page unwritten.

Our love was a masterpiece left unfinished.

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(This piece has been previously published on Teen Ink)

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  • Theodore Turnquest II10 months ago

    Great poem. Very emotional too.

  • Marcus Ten Low11 months ago

    You have a brilliant imagination. So many true things about this, I can see myself painting masterpieces in others' lives too! Keep writing, I will try to follow you.

  • Mark Graham12 months ago

    A true poet.

  • S Saleha12 months ago

    masterpiece in reality

  • The Dani Writer12 months ago

    This here. MAN!!! What an awesome poetic piece! "You were gold-laced, finer than van Gogh or Monet. And I let you go...I chased the sun and lost the stars." Yo lemme know when you write something next. Lols, subscribed.

  • Cierra Gadd12 months ago

    fantastic work 💕

  • AnnaMarie Jenema12 months ago

    Incredible! Love your poem.

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