an unfamiliar name.

October 21, 2011

I thought of you today,
an unfamiliar name,
that was once integral,
to everything I became.
I’d all but forgotten you once were,
but now here you are,
a reminder of who I’ve been,
and can never be again.
I wondered how’s the family,
if you’re holding on to your dreams,
how much may have changed,
from your daily routine.
I imagined not much,
you’re steady as he goes,
a rock in a river,
unyielding as it flows.
Nothing’s the same here.
I’d be unrecognizable to you.
It seems I’ve grown from,
the vulnerable girl you knew.
But I’m resilient,
and will again someday be the same,
as the girl who belonged,
to an unfamiliar name.

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8 Responses to “an unfamiliar name.”

  1. Deep, heartfelt, touching. I love the simplicity in this. One simple truth rings clear in this one: Time allows and encourages change. Bravo my friend. Bravo!

  2. Just call me K said

    This is beautiful.

  3. Carl said

    You are consistently so good. I can’t imagine how fun that would be!

  4. Morning said

    beautiful expression, we changes, yet part of us remain the same, refusing to grow stale.

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