So Here's to Yesterday

by *Charisma*   Oct 10, 2007

There was a time I knew myself
What I wanted, and who I would be.
Now I look in the mirrored glass
And I see such a different me.

Barbie dolls and playgrounds have changed
Just a memory of the past
Mommy's kisses don't fix everything
Funny how innocence can't last

When my first time in trouble came around
I was scared and told you right away
But regret is easy to choke down
When your standards start to sway

I still remember my first love
He was my world at wild-eyed eighteen.
But time drew us from each other
To a place where the grass isn't so green.

People have a way of changing people.
I changed beyond what I pleased.
Now I'm stuck in the struggle to become
What at one time I wanted to be.

Sometimes on a bright sunny day
I can see that freckle-faced girl
Who believed in everything good and right
And thought she could conquer the world.

So I'm struggling with myself
To be that memory I have in frames
It's easier said than done, I fear
But will be accomplished all the same.

I'd like to remember my good times
Though sometimes shaded in grey
They keep me going when times get tough
So here's to yesterday.


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  • 13 years ago

    by Bradley Peter

    A very, very good piece love, I even voted it a 5/5, and I never do that. From the very first stanza the piece was brilliant, and you kept its greatness throughout. I truely loved what was being said, perhaps because I can completely relate. I feel exactly the same way, especially with the first stanza. My favorite stanzas were the first, second and forth, with obviously my favorite favorite being the first one. It was brillaint! I loved it! Once again, well done my love.


  • 14 years ago

    by Gem

    "Barbie dolls and playgrounds have changed
    Just a memory of the past
    Mommy's kisses don't fix everything
    Funny how innocence can't last"

    My fave stanza. Charisma.. you've outdone yourself with this piece.. it sums up a life that i think everyone misses...
    I don't know what else to say except.. kudos, lol

  • 14 years ago

    by FlawlesslyTarnished

    A simply amazing poem.
    i love it.
    i feel the same wayy.

  • 14 years ago

    by Prophecies In Kodak

    Wow. This was.. Simply brilliant, to be frank.
    Your rhyme was flawless, the story and moral.. Flawless. I'm kind of taken aback, to be honest. This was an amazing piece of literature and could touch so many people's lives.

    This has been favorited. Amazing job.

  • 14 years ago

    by Jenni Marie

    Okay. i frigging loved this. i don't even know what to say...and that doesn't happen to me very often. beautiful. just beautiful. There's not a thing i would change about this. i was going to paste my favourite part but then realized i would be pasting the entire piece. wow. i can't get over this one. i read this and was like how mamy people will be able to relate to this? i bet it's a lot. this is going into my favourite poems. definitely. amazing work on this.