SQUARE ONE

by Gary Jurechka   Sep 12, 2005


The past is consuming my future,
it eclipses my present in hollow spaces.

I'm living on
cobwebs and caffeine,
nicotine nights and
fade away days.

Letting go of the dream, it shatters,
the falling shards pierce the heart
and causes the soul to cry out in anguish.

And now I find
everything that I've left behind
is even more a part of me
now that I can't have it.

It's time to leave what is lost,
to leave the ruins of this life to yesterday,
all I can do is salvage what I can.

The present will never be the same as the past,
there is no going back again, but
sometimes when all is said and done,
sometimes it feels like I'm still standing
back at square one,

and all you can do is
keep going on.........

2005

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  • 10 years ago

    by swill

    Man....
    you're....a poet. I have no words....that made me cry.

  • 12 years ago

    by RainbowSlider

    I really loved that, Gary. It was a good message for me.

  • 12 years ago

    by Carrie

    I like this one a lot. i can really relate to it. keep it up!

    I'm living on
    cobwebs and caffeine,
    nicotine nights and
    fade away days.
    ^^fave part =D

  • 12 years ago

    by Iforeverpromise2

    Gary, Your poems are so meaningful. Keep up the GREAT work. So many people can relate to what your saying...and the time frame in which alot of these were written, also take me back...- Andrea

  • 12 years ago

    by Kelly Katherine

    There is just something about experiences - life experiences - that can only be learned by living. Your writing shows those experiences. It is so clear that you have experienced so much already, and your choice of words and rhythms illustrate that fact. You say your writing has been cathartic and you have been writing since you were very young - I, too, cannot NOT write, and have been writing as long as I can remember. :-) You are a talented individual and an inspiration to us who want to share our thoughts and express our innermost emotions through our poetry. And thank you for your comments on a few of my poems, Gary. I truly appreciate the feedback, much more so than the "votes". Keep the pen to the paper! - Angela