That Was Then, This is Now

by Corinne   Feb 17, 2009


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That Was Then, This is Now
Copyright Corinne Curcio February 8, 2009

I once dined in fine restaurants
Saw all the Broadway plays
Lavished gifts on loved ones
Those were halcyon days

Now I eat Mac and Cheese
By the light of the TV
Oh to do the things I please
But that' no longer my reality

That was then
This is now
I'll have to make
The best of it somehow

I was young - stylish
Beguiling and thin
Men and women flocked around
For the mere touch of my skin

But friends have gone away
And strangers pass me by
It pains me to know I've become
So displeasing to the eye

That was then
This is now
I'll have to make
The best of it somehow

You can say I wallow in self-pity
And while that may be so
The big picture isn't pretty
And it looks as though
It might get worse

These cruel cards I've been dealt
I no longer care to play
Should I cut my losses and fold
Then simply walk away?

That was then
This is now
Should I make
The best of it somehow?

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  • 10 years ago

    by Cindy

    Corinne
    You brought tears to my eyes. This is flled with so much sadness......reflecting on our youth and how much better thigs were I think is something we all do.
    Excellent job!
    (((Hugs)))
    Cindy

  • 10 years ago

    by End Of Eternity

    What an outstanding piece. This is like you read my mind and wrote it for me. I feel almost everything you mentioned and i know how it feels and i m trying to make the best of it too.
    Great write dear.

    all the best and take care

  • 10 years ago

    by End Of Eternity

    What an outstanding piece. This is like you read my mind and wrote it for me. I feel almost everything you mentioned and i know how it feels and i m trying to make the best of it too.
    Great write dear.

    all the best and take care

  • 10 years ago

    by Melissa

    Absolutely breathtaking, yet so sad.

    "But friends have gone away
    And strangers pass me by
    It pains me to know I've become
    So displeasing to the eye"

    ^^^This verse is like a slap in the face, so powerful!

    Beautiful from beginning to end...