Saturday, September 02, 2006

Past Tense

Phone rings.
I hear your voice.
Throws me back in time.
An immediate smile spreads across my face.

Then it hits me.
It's not you.
It's where your voice
Takes me.

A decade and a half ago.
Back to a time when I was young,
When I was carefree,
When life seemed so much bigger.

It was so much easier then,
Yet so much harder to deal with.
I hang up the phone
And smile again.

I wonder
Another decade and a half from now
What I would say about how things seemed
Today.

15 comments:

Flamingoliya said...

nice. me like

MSB said...

flamingoliya: mashkoora =)

Sever said...

"What I would say about how things seemed
Today" - I would like to know.

Nice, MSB!
But something is hidden behinde these lines & it's annoying me :-/

June said...

Amazing how much we change over the years. Nostalgia is lovely until reality hits.

MSB said...

sever: thanks.. and dont be annoyed.. nothing behind those lines. just what u read! =)

june: yup yup.. and amazing when we look back at who we were and laugh thinking 'man, i thought i knew it all!!'.. little do we know, we STILL dont know it all! :/

fractal00 said...

I like this ...
Yeah i know , i dun have a bunch of stuff to say about this like always, i just like it...

MSB said...

fractal: thank u =)

Brava Valentia said...

Allaaah ! very true .. well done ;*

Ashish Gorde said...

Read this poem right after a similar phone call, and so it 'spoke'.

MSB said...

mother courage: welcome back! good to see u here again... and thank u! =)

ashish gorde: what r the odds!! amazing, isn't it?

ZiZoTiMe said...

Wooooooooow 3jeb

qemah fe el ebda3 wallah :)

MSB said...

zizo: ana dayman agool inek gada3 o kilek thoq ;) thank u..

Isabelle said...

zizo pls pls change ur pic it is so scary, and it is every where i go, i'm starting to take it as a bad sign , like black cats and owls :(

sobrietybreedscontempt said...

MsB, That evokes a feeling that just washes over you huh? Its so much more than Nostalgia.. about how things could be, how they are and how they can be so much more than we sometimes choose to expect..

Well writ, I'll be bach for more :)

MSB said...

jitterbug: always wondering about the path we take vs the one we could have, and how our life would've turned out! thanks... would love to have u back for more =)