I Remember How To Smile

September 8, 2008

I wrote this poem when I found that I had grown apart from a childhood friend. I wanted to get the point across that even despite the fact that neither of us wanted it to happen, change is inevitable, but memories are yours to keep.

I’m sitting here
Barely breathing, but
Still here.
You say ‘Hi.’ but seem to speak past me.
Do you wish i were different?
I can smile, too.
Don’t you remember?
We used to be friends
Before the parties, games, and even
your first boyfriend.
I don’t know how I’m supposed to act
I don’t think it can be taught.
Life has pulled us into
Two different winds.
I guess we have gotten caught
In our own, now different, breezes.
But I still remember…
How to smile.
Do you miss it, too?

Tabitha Castillo


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: