I wrote this poem a few years ago and months after we ended our relationship due some crazy unavoidable circumstance which I don’t even know how to explain it. I was going through my poetic profile and this poem make sense now, because now she is happily engaged and I am happy for her as well. What I have been wondering at that time. Now I am know. Right now in my head I am kinda laughing for the dumb fellow I was but…
Lately, I have been wondering.
What kind of person
will be there to take my place.
Your future a man shall embrace.
To protect you, to guide you
through all the problems you never knew.
Thinking back I see a lot of memories
but all that is history.
Those memories are haunting back
can’t run from them like shadows in pitch black.
When our song plays on the radio
it just doesn’t sound the same.
I guess that’s really how it should sound.
It never was the same
because it only created wounds.
Who i am to blame?
If things were just same as it was a year ago
happiness in life would really show
and I would dance with you whenever I had the chance.
but today I am happy that it’s another man holding your hand while you dance.
“With money you can buy a house, but not a home
With money you can buy a clock, but not time
With money you can buy a bed, but not sleep
With money you can buy a book, but not knowledge
With money you can buy a doctor, but not good health
With money you can buy a position, but not respect
With money you can buy blood, but not life
With money you can buy sex, but not love.”
Why does a price exist? The answer is obvious, to display the value of an item. But, the irony is things that does not have a price tag is more valuable than something that actually has one. I think that a price tag is just a limitation of a thing’s value. Which is why, some things are priceless and has no price tag. Many people tend to believe that if he/she has wealth, that person could do anything. Well, they are most definitely wrong beyond any parameters. There is just so many things that one needs to be content in their lives. For instance, the amazing days you spent in your childhood, the butterflies in your stomach on your first date, the happiness of meeting your old friends, graduating and witnessing the smile on your parents faces and many more are the little elements in life that create bigger memories. Just think what are you going to remember in your final days, a good cheese hamburger or the memories of our loved ones.
Money won’t satisfy your life, happiness does.