Yenaros' mix of lyricism, detail, and style is a dangerous poetic force to be reckoned with.
Many years have passed since I dated this girl
That once meant more to me than many things in the world.
“Young love”, they called it.
But, I was so blind
To what a relationship really was
I was out of my mind.
Those calls and those talks meant
So much more
Than what I made it out to be.
Granted, that’s what I took them for.
I didn’t really know what to do
Knowing this girl liked me so much
Then, she said, “I love you.”
I found myself starstruck.
I stuttered when I spoke
Annoyed her and choked
Away the one love I’ve ever had.
I was nothing more than a joke.
Valentine’s Day came.
She wanted something, but I was broke.
Turn the clock forward over a decade
And I’m still on the same boat.
The time eventually came when she left
Me for someone better.
I had no idea what to think.
My friends told me don’t sweat her.
More time passed by and she was dating
These new dudes
That had no idea how to treat her,
They saw her like new food.
It was one guy, two guys,
Three guys, the next.
I saw this scene over and over
I was very perplexed.
I had a second chance and blew it
Because of my old ways
And it ended my validity.
The years have passed on.
We’ve gone our separate ways.
Yet I still feel the pain
That happened the day
It was all over.
I was the reason
Something special was ended.
The relationship was canceled
Put to an end
I know that it’s over.
But, I at least figured I’d write
A poem for this show and tell session.
© 2019 Yenaros