Paper Planes And Paper Boats

Paper Planes And Paper Boats

your
goodbye
was all
that i needed.

to
shut
the door
close
the gate
from where
i am.

for
even with
the door
open
you’re out
somewhere
anyway.

so
let me
close it
for real
for good.

let
all our
memories
fade
away.

let
it be like
paper planes
we once played
upon the air
as a kid.

let
it be like
paper boats
we once made
which never float.

like
paper planes
and paper boats
ours was
a story so fragile
so breakable
was easily destroyed.

remember
for every
gust of wind
there was once
a paper plane.

remember
for every
puddle of water
there was once
a paper boat.

there was
once us.

For Sadje’s WDYS

18 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    Such a poignant poem Mich. it’s better to close the door on painful memories. Thanks for joining in my friend

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Sadje…i am glad you like this…🌹🎈

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      1. Sadje says:

        Always my pleasure

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  2. kenhume31 says:

    Beautiful poem Mich and bittersweet! 👌👏😁Love the imagery of the paper boats not floating and how you applied it to the relationship. 👍👍❤️❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Ken..i am glad you like it..🎈🙏

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  3. judeitakali says:

    gorgeous, captivating poem, Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jude🙏🎈

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  4. murisopsis says:

    Wonderful. Being able to recognize when there is no point in hoping for what will never be is a real gift to the self. Love the analogy of the failed paper boats and planes – genius really!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay, thank you so much Val…🌹🌹🌹

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  5. A clean break is always the best kind. Yet there still seems a little melancholy left behind.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed..there would always be a feeling of sadness when we end something or cut ties off with someone…thank you so much.

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  6. Aw. A powerful, ponderful, poignant poem and photo pairing, SweetMich. It brought some tears. This is one of your bestest poems! Thank you for writing it and sharing it! 🙂
    (((HUGS)))
    ❤️❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awwww thank you so much Carolyn..🌹🌹🌹

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  7. So pithy and pleasing as usual, Mich! :))

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..💕

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