Returning To Yesterday

Returning to Yesterday …

Once again a lonely night,

nothing was right,

nights that ended,

in teary dawns.

Life had turned around,

without a single sound,

the I love yous,

now echoed on silent walls.

There was no time,

for returning to yesterday,

a time when there were still things to say.

He was off again,

more money to make,

no time to stay,

take her hand and say –

love you, my dear.

No time to dream,

no time for dancing in the dark,

no walks in the park.

Everything that had been right,

turned out so very wrong,

she wished that she could find,

the path to yesterday

and take his hand,

lead him back to what they once had.

With every silver bird that took him to the skies,

she feared for stormy clouds,

for anything that might,

take him away from her forever.

Starting to hate,

the slamming of the door,

so final it sounded,

the noise echoing in her mind.

Late into the night,

her heart beating so hard,

while she played the music of their yesteryears,

keeping one eye on the news,

hoping everything where he was –

was alright.

Always taking the time,

to say farewell but never good-bye,

the sweetest of kisses

and smiles always saved for him.

How she wished,

they still had stars in their eyes,

the years not taking a thing,

how she wished,

he was there,

telling her they didn’t have much to spend,

but they would go.

Nothing was the same anymore,

she missed him more than she could say,

this time when he returned,

she would tell him,

let’s return to the starry nights,

the dreams we once shared,

let’s return to empty pockets,

most importantly –

let’s return to our love and yesterday.


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Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I write for many different sites online. I have two published books of poems on Amazon - Poetic Thoughts Fly and On the Wings of Love.

4 thoughts on “Returning To Yesterday

  • April 3, 2020 at 12:37 PM

    So many relationships lose their romance and happiness to the greed for money. Hope she tells him and they return to the really important things in life. Nice work, Rasma.

    • April 4, 2020 at 1:21 PM

      Thank you, Phyllis. The inspiration was that this world has become so complex we need to return to the simplicity in life again.

  • April 5, 2020 at 5:16 PM

    I have found myself returning to those old songs for much the same reason (well some reasons).. Thank you Rasma. Jamie

    • April 6, 2020 at 8:55 AM

      You’re welcome, Jamie. My inspiration was Neil Sedaka song The Hungry Years take a listen you’ll love it.


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