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Farewell to Seventeen
By Joyce Sterling Scarbrough   

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A poem written in conjunction with my novel, Different Roads


 


Once upon a teenaged dream


A lifetime ago when we were young


We did some exploring and discovered each other


But we got lost before we were done


 


So close yet so far for such a long time


Our lives progressed differently


But so many times in so many ways


I heard your heart calling to me


 


But I belonged to another and he was my whole world


I'd made promises I had to keep


And the funny thing is, as much as I love him


I couldn't stay away from you in my sleep


 


I'd dream of your lips and your touch I'll admit


So vivid I'd wake tasting your kiss


But sometimes I'd dream only of you making me laugh


And I'd cry for the laughter we'd missed


 


But for all of my dreams, I know it was best


We were both given gifts precious beyond compare


And though neither of us would trade the lives that we have


Neither can I pretend I don't care


 


So I hope you'll think of me when you hear those old songs


Or wake up hot in the middle of the night


And you remember my hands on your moist, heated skin


Embracing seventeen with all of our might


 


Because I'll see your face when I close my eyes


And sometimes I might even pretend


That it's you in my arms when I make love every night


To the man with whom life I will spend


 


So over the years as the memories fade


Keep one thought tucked safely away


No matter what you do or where you may go


Someone thinks of you every single day


 


And maybe someday when we're old and alone


We'll find each other once again


And we'll do more exploring and maybe discover


It's not too late for us to begin


 


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