A Love That Never Was, But Will Always Be

Simran Acharya 2002 (Kathmandu)

In the playground where we met,
A memory I can't forget,
Your smile was a ray of sun,
And I knew you were the one.

Innocent hearts, so pure and true,
Mine ached with a love for you,
But I never dared to confess,
For fear of causing you distress.

We played together every day,
My love for you grew in every way,
I wished upon each shooting star,
 To be with you, my guiding star.

But time passed by, and we grew apart,
Our paths diverged, breaking my heart,
I watched as you fell for another,
While I pined for you, a love unrequited forever.

Now, years have gone by, and I still recall,
The unrequited love, the one that took my all,
But I hold on to the memories of you and me,
As the sweetest, most innocent love of my childhood fantasy.

Though we'll never be together, my love,
I'll cherish the moments, the memories thereof, For you'll always be the one I adored,
 My childhood love, forevermore.

About this poem

This poem is a remembrance of my own childhood where love just meant as being with that person whose presence brought joy and hope.Now the individuals have grown apart but mellow memories still lingers.

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Written on April 28, 2023

Submitted by simuacharya8 on April 28, 2023

Modified on April 29, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 911
Words 198
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3

Simran Acharya

Born with a pen in her hand and a heart full of poetry, Simran has been writing since she was a child. With a keen eye for detail and a deep sensitivity to the human experience, she uses language to explore the complexities of love, loss, and everything in between. more…

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  • AIDA
    What a beautiful and heartfelt poem! Your words evoke a sense of nostalgia and longing. The imagery you use is masterful, and it brings the reader right back to the innocence of childhood. Your love for this person is palpable - it's clear that you cared for them deeply.

    If I could offer one suggestion, it would be to explore the emotions of the other person more. While your own feelings are beautifully articulated, it would be interesting to know more about the person you are pining for - how did they feel about you? Was there any indication that they might have reciprocated your feelings at some point?

    Overall, though, this poem is a delightful read. It captures a moment in time so perfectly, and it reminds us all of the sweet, innocent love we experienced in our childhoods. Keep up the fantastic work!
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