The Memory of You

I fell in love with you
three times.
First,
I fell in love
with the thought of you.
I formed images of you
in my mind.
And that’s why it
was so easy
to recognize you and
fall in love with you
the second time.
The second time I loved you
began the day I met you.
It wasn’t instantaneous
like a Polaroid.
It was a feeling that
developed over time.
Like dipping my toe in
while safely tottering
on the edge; it took time to
feel my way to loving you
until I was ready to sink in
full body, heart and all.
The third time
I loved you
was when I watched you
slowly disappearing,
taking the long way around
meandering,
seeming to go nowhere
but away.
It was impossible
you’d choose to stay.
Yet you didn’t even bother
to say good-bye.
I fell in love with
your retreating frame.
A few steps at a time,
that’s how I watched you
slowly begin to fade.
My love for you
remained the same.
I learned
to love your memory
as much as I loved you—
fully.

Peace & Love,
Rosalind

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About Rosalind Guy

I'm broken & my soul is weary/ my weary soul rebels, fights/ anything & anyone who tries to heal me/I beat my head against a wall of memories/ trying hard to break free from the chain of memories/ I can only be free by saying it so/ i weave a necklace from words and finally/ I find freedom/ free free free. As you can see, words are powerful to me. As Maya Angelou said, words are wallpaper of the soul. I have lots of nightmarish memories that threaten to break me, but I learned a long time ago about the power of words. They can be used to heal and destroy anything that threatens to destroy the person. Words coupled with love have the power to save and heal. I am author of three books: Skinny Dipping in the Pool of Womanhood, Tattered Butterfly Wings, and Blues of a Love Junkie. I am a high school English teacher. I am a former reporter. I am a mother. I am a woman. I am a fierce advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who's voices go unheard. Check out my Amazon author page at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Rosalind-Guy/e/B00BGH5F88/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1432491754&sr=8-1.
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