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Second Chances?

This poem is about a friend I lost some time ago, and how one of my new coworkers looks exactly like her, acts like her and it's all too much at times

By Matthew MccaheyPublished 12 days ago Updated 10 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
Second Chances?
Photo by Ellie Adams on Unsplash

“Hey man I’ve noticed things are always awkward when I’m around”

"Yeah, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that."

“Did I do something wrong, or upset you?”

“No, none of that, how do I put this? You remind me of a dear friend I lost quite a bit ago.”

“Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.”

“You have the same mannerisms, you laugh at the same jokes, it's like I'm staring at an old photograph of when we were younger.”

“That sounds rough man, anything I can do to make things less awkward?

“This feels like a blessing and a curse all at the same time, am I being punished or is the universe trying to give me a second chance”

“I’d like to think you are being given a chance to finally heal but that's your choice to make.”

“Maybe you are right, maybe this is how I can finally find a way to move on.”

“Well one day when you are ready, I’d love to hear more about her.”

“I'd like that too.”

Stream of ConsciousnessMental HealthFree Verse

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Matthew Mccahey

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Comments (23)

  • Melissa Ingoldsby9 days ago

    Oh this hurts . I’m so sorry you lost her. This makes me feel so sad as I lost a friend too

  • TahimaAni9 days ago

    beautiful poem..loved it♥️

  • ROCK 10 days ago

    Newly subscribed; great piece léaving me curious! Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Ameer Bibi10 days ago

    Amazing read though Congratulations

  • john ogboso10 days ago

    Good keep it up

  • Kathy Tsoukalas10 days ago

    Beautiful read - I vote for the "second chance". Congratulations on the top story!

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Congratulations on your top story.

  • Sehrish Ghaffar10 days ago

    Nice story

  • Machrus VLOG10 days ago

    very good

  • Margaret Brennan10 days ago

    Such cherished memories awaiting to be told. Brilliant. Congratulations on TS

  • Kendall Defoe 10 days ago

    This is a David Fincher film waiting to happen!

  • D.K. Shepard10 days ago

    This has such heart! Congrats on Top story!

  • Andrea Corwin 10 days ago

    .... and congratulations on the TS🥳

  • Cathy holmes10 days ago

    Wonderfully written. Congrats on the TS.

  • Andrea Corwin 10 days ago

    Wow, I think she is very correct in what she told you!! thanks for sharing this, it is a profound piece!

  • Back to say congrats for Top Story!👏🥳

  • Aw so special, in my opinion! Definitely a chance to heal, but you need to be ready for it!

  • T. Licht10 days ago

    Wow, every line of dialogue was so powerful. Congrats on top story!

  • Gosh I don't kmow what I'd do if I were you. Sending you lots of love and hugs 🥺❤️

  • Joe Patterson12 days ago

    Wonderful tribute to your friend.

  • Babs Iverson12 days ago

    Superbly written and loved it!!!💕❤️❤️

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