Poem: This way to Love

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I just took it the wrong way
I assumed that / misunderstood the distinction
between unfulfilled love and unrequited love
I internalized it as rejection
that ultimately yet again
I was unloved,
Unlovable.
But it was
Fate,
Destiny
and Life that was to blame. There were too many forces
keeping us apart.

 

15.4.17


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Other poems by Catherine can be found in her poetry book “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet”
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Poem: By and Bye

girl bed flowers

By and Bye

I dream about you
but I wake up without you

I’m in love with you
but I can’t be with you.

You’re always on my mind
but you never have time for me.

I see you
but you don’t see me.

I’ll always remember what we had
You forget so easily.

All I have is a fleeting moment of you
that’ll weigh heavy on my heart
for a lifetime.

15.7.16

Poem: Useless

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You had it all
Private school
You fool.
The parents, the friends,
the Old Boy’s network
Didn’t take the job with the shirt
Instead you walk by
slouching
with a stroller
incompetent fool
now with that controller.
You should have told her to get lost
Act like the Boss.
Instead you chose chaos
Hated the gloss
And now your life has been tossed.

Poem: The Wonder of You

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If you love someone
but can’t be with them
immortalize them in a novel
treasure and honour your memory of them
preserve those precious moments

 15.4.17


Other poems by Catherine can be found in her poetry book “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet”
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Poem: The Guitar

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Then one day
alone in a room
he sat strumming on his guitar
and realized
if he couldn’t be with her
he’d write songs about her instead.
His lyrics would express all the
words he wished he could say to her….

Her laughter inspired melodies,
the longing for her night after night
soon turned into an album.

29.5.17


Other poems by Catherine can be found in her poetry book “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet”
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Poem: When he fell to his knees

man crying in water

He cried so I reached my hand to his face
wiped his tears.
He broke down.
Fell to his knees,
looked up at me,
begging and pleading.
My hand raised to my mouth
I tried to fight back the tears.
I couldn’t,
it was over.
There was no us,
there never could be.
It was doomed from the start.
I never stopped loving you
we just weren’t meant to be.
Fate intervened.
It was not part of God’s plan.
So forget me.
Do good on Earth
and maybe, just maybe
we could unite in Heaven.
Maybe I could meet you there…

15.4.17


Other poems by Catherine can be found in her poetry book “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet”
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Poem: Tiara

diamonds

He gave her the Neil Lane
engagement ring
The Lorraine Schwartz
earrings.
Her make-up on
her hair undone.
Then he uttered those
cold words
in her ear one last time.
He wanted to complete her look for the night
not with a tiara
but
tears.

15.5.16


Other poems by Catherine can be found in her poetry book “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet”
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www.CatherineVaughan.com
Twitter: @CattVaughan
Facebook: /CatherineVaughanWriter