The One I Couldn’t See

Tonight I finally forgave you

For the years you stripped away;

The friendly words, respect and friendship

Gone in just one day.

For the confidence removed,

Where once I held my head up high

And speaking into your life was something

You did not deny

I wished you well and closed the door

On those much younger years;

My eyes were able to sparkle again

Instead of being filled with tears.

No longer held in the paralysing vice;

Your approval, I didn’t need –

But oh, forevermore, the wound

Will sometimes open and bleed!

I went my way and you went yours

And we’ve both found success –

I couldn’t have seen potential back then –

My life was such a mess.

Your rejection was the catalyst –

I couldn’t stay the same anymore;

I had hurt a very longstanding friend

Though I knew not the final straw.

I’ve transformed considerably since that day-

I thank you for reminding me

That the friend I needed all along

Was the One I couldn’t see.

© M.R.P 2019

Published by mezruth

I enjoy personal writing (poetry and prose), editing and reading. I want to share my writing with a new audience, dusting off some of my older poems as well as writing new material. The aim is to encourage and inspire!

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