Love Lost

I wrote this poem in November 1996, making it just slightly shy of 20 years old. Luckily for me, it is a Thursday and “I do the ‘throwback’ thing”, as my friends say, so I have permission to post an oldie. Perhaps the young ones will realize, even a bit, how it was back in the old days. 🙂

+/-20 years ago 🙂

There’s a man I’d love to hate
The other man I’d hate to love
But what’s absurd about it all
I’ll tell you now, will you just hold

I’m with the man I met the first
I really thought he was the best
But then that was before I met
The one who made me feel just great

It was not done with such intention
It was like magic, we got along
And what’s amazing, it was the time
My love for first man began to die

Still I could not be with him
Because we thought it wasn’t fair
I don’t know why I couldn’t break
What had been built on ground that shakes?

I wish I had the guts to say
I’d like my heart to have a change
I guess I was just so unsure
If dream man’s love was real and pure

Oh, it was late to realize
I could have brought my dream to life
The second man I met did care
But now that love we cannot share

If I could only turn back the clock
I’d be with him, my only love
If only I could make a wish
It’s life with him, with love and bliss

If I could have a chance someday
I’ll search for him far and away
I will not rest until my prince
Admits his love in sweet embrace

© Anna Jailene Aguilar

14 thoughts on “Love Lost

    1. Thank you 😊 Unrequited.. Care.. Love.. Timing.. So complicated. You’re right, when we look at that, it’s just like these days. Thank you so much for your comment.


    1. Thank you, Avinash 😊 …back when I didn’t know yet how to complicate life too much. 😄 Thank you so much for following and for reading. I really appreciate you and your encouragement.

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