Once Upon a Time…1989

I wrote this poem when I was a senior in high school. I submitted it to be published and they did! I have not located the certificate yet but if I remember right I received Editor’s choice. 🙂 No money was won but I was happy to be recognized!

Our local paper even did a story on it and published my poem. I have yet to figure out where I put that. I am in the middle of reorganizing so hopefully I will come across it again.

The Book it is published in. I bought a copy.

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A total of 3,207 entries were published. 🙂 I feel honored to have won an award. 🙂

The Poem

Once Upon a Time

Started me and you were just friends

Because you were insecure

You wouldn’t let your feelings show

You pretended to notice nothing.

Made like I didn’t care

Reaching out for something

Pretending it was there

Now I’m left with nothing.

You acted like you cared deeply

Talking about the weather to us

Having tons of fun together

Then saying it was passing time.

Eyes that once danced, now drown in tears

Tearing at the love in my heart

Remembering too many bad lies

There’s never been a good goodbye.

 

©1989 Julia M. McChesney

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