Seems Like Yesterday

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Seems like yesterday – Good or bad, we all have memories as we travel this road we call life. Sometimes those memories almost seem like yesterday, even though you may have lived a life in between then and now. As we grow older if we are lucky we fall in love. Sometimes fate takes a hand and we fall out of love. As we all know affairs of the heart are never fair and sometimes we shoot ourselves in the foot. As we grow accustomed to each other as a couple most people start to take the other person and their loving relationship for granted. It happens slowly and most of the time we are unaware that it is happening and never see the end coming until you are face to face with it. As the relationship starts to crumble and you or your lover decide to walk away – the good times can seem just like yesterday. This poem below is something I wrote some time ago. It is a lesson I learned the hard way.

 

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“Seems Like Yesterday”

So much time has passed, being cast away,
In my memories, it seems like yesterday.

You were the one I knew it from the start,
How with one look, your smile stole my heart.

Our life began and we walked hand in hand,
Music, love the song played in our inner band.

Happy was I that we had a life to share,
Not knowing our future and I should beware.

Life got busy and threw more than a few curves,
Our love faltered with not enough attention it deserved.

Took it for granted didn’t take the time to nurture it so,
Affairs of the heart are difficult, I just didn’t know.

As time marched on, I was wrong and let it fade away,
Memories, what should have been seems like yesterday.
Poem by Kurt James

 

 

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt James naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt James has become one of Colorado's prominent nature photographer's through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for Hubpages and Creative Exiles with the article's focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L'amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt's natural ability as a story teller. Kurt James "Rocky Mountain" historical fiction series of 3 books that provide western adventure of the early days of the Rocky Mountain frontier and his newly released "Thoughts and Poetry of a Wandering Man" - the (Uniquely Colorado edition) are available in print and download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. After releasing his novel "The Keegan Trail" in early 2018 Kurt is currently working on his next novel "The Daunting" hoping to release in in August 2018.
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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt James naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt James has become one of Colorado's prominent nature photographer's through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for Hubpages and Creative Exiles with the article's focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L'amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt's natural ability as a story teller. Kurt James "Rocky Mountain" historical fiction series of 3 books that provide western adventure of the early days of the Rocky Mountain frontier and his newly released "Thoughts and Poetry of a Wandering Man" - the (Uniquely Colorado edition) are available in print and download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. After releasing his novel "The Keegan Trail" in early 2018 Kurt is currently working on his next novel "The Daunting" hoping to release in in August 2018.

12 thoughts on “Seems Like Yesterday

  • November 28, 2016 at 5:17 PM
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    So much love lost to lack of understanding at the time. And yes, it all holds on in memory as if yesterday, the loves that transformed our loves in more ways than one. Nicely expressed.

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    • November 29, 2016 at 3:34 AM
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      Thank you Tony for stopping by

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  • November 28, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    Very good and could have been written for anyone of us I am sure. Like the style and flow too.

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    • November 29, 2016 at 3:36 AM
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      Jackie we all live the pitfalls of losing love at sometime in our lives – we just have to muster enough were with all to continue the game of life… thanks for stopping by

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  • November 28, 2016 at 7:17 PM
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    Very well phrased verse, Kurt. I can feel the emotion and heartfelt courage to say “I just didn’t know.” Failed loves leave that question within us for a long time: “What if I had …” , I know this from personal experience. I learned the hard way in matters of love, but have finally accepted the fact that today I am where I am supposed to be. Your poem is deserving of a big hug! Great work.

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  • November 29, 2016 at 3:37 AM
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    Love the hug and the wonderful comment Phyllis and thank you for taking the time to do so.

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  • November 29, 2016 at 9:01 AM
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    Very emotive Kurt..we often get so busy in our lives that we forget to nurture the relations that means the most to us..we take them all for granted till they cease to exist..thank you so much for sharing this heartfelt write..

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    • November 29, 2016 at 6:33 PM
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      Thank you for your heartfelt comments Anjana

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  • November 30, 2016 at 12:18 PM
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    Sad, but well written, Kurt. I am sure many can relate to these emotions. Beautiful photography too.

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    • November 30, 2016 at 6:31 PM
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      Thanks John for stopping by and leaving a comment…. Of course what photographer doesn’t like a compliment on his photography?….thanks

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  • March 29, 2017 at 11:39 PM
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    I must concur with John – the photography is amazing and the piece was a great read, although sad towards the end.

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    • May 25, 2017 at 3:06 AM
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      Thank you RJ for your comment and nice thoughts… always feels good when you make your thoughts be known on some of my work.

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