After the Accident: What Now?

It was an accident; I felt it in spite of me.
You had made it crystal clear that “we” would never be.
Still when we collided, I felt it tear me apart
and a piece of your shrapnel lodged deep into my heart.

I didn’t mean to love you; said I’d just be a friend.
One who would always be there, on that you could depend.
Yet I feel it inside me and it sends me to the floor.
In my heart hear forbidden words beating: “I want more”.

I don’t want to lose you and I’m trying not to be rash.
How do I carry on as normal after such a crash?
When you brush past me, you set my skin on fire,
I long to hold you close and let the blaze burn higher.

Thought I’d adjusted my expectations, my seat belt I’d fasten.
Regardless it seems it was an accident waiting to happen.
So should I tell you how I feel – maybe tomorrow, maybe today?
Or just pretend it doesn’t hurt until the love fades away?

Copyright © 2015 Philip Craddock. All rights reserved.

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6 thoughts on “After the Accident: What Now?

    1. Thank you. 🙂 Fictional scenario but…if you were in that scenario, would you tell someone you weren’t meant to love that you loved them or would you hope the feelings fade so the friendship can continue as normal?

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      1. I wouldn’t say anything…but, that’s my personal experience talking. I dated a really good friend…ended up marrying him and then came divorce. The marriage failing has never bothered me…but loosing the friendship was hard. That loss was one that took a toll. You risk her backing away immediately or if she goes for it. What if it doesn’t work out? You’ll never be able to get your friendship back.

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      2. Interesting. Thank you for sharing your personal experiences regarding this. If this was non-fiction then it would be very useful if slightly hard to hear advice but clearly every poem and story on my site is filed in the “fiction” category. Yep…no truth to see here. That goes double if my wife is reading this one. Move along. 😉

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