#OctPoWriMo Day 7-Unsent Letters


By Jesi Scott


Lost goodbyes,

broken promises,

words to say left unspoken,

the should-have-been becomes

the never-meant-to-be…


with hair of jet

and those blue-sky eyes,

that sun-bright smile and hearth-fire voice,

you who hung the moon in her sky

and saw through her self-inflicted invisibility,

do you ever ask “what if”?

Does could-have-been slip through your mind

like a soft caress from her hand?

Does the memory of a girl

with honey hair and storm-cloud eyes,

shy smile and soft, snowfall voice

ever gently embrace you, leaving ghost kisses upon your lips

to fade away with the stars

at the coming of the morning?


*Still playing catch-up with OctPoWriMo. Day 7 was to send a letter to someone. This is a re-post of a poem I wrote in 2015, a what-if love letter to someone from my past. In 2015 I was still under the conviction that this person never felt the way about me that I did about them. As of a year ago, I know now that that knowledge may not have been even remotely true. Due to someone else’s interference what is now a what-if could have been a surety, and changed the course of my life. But knowledge is power and this knowledge settles some questions I’ve always carried in my heart.


5 comments on “#OctPoWriMo Day 7-Unsent Letters

  1. bobcabkings says:

    Ever wonder? More like ever not in such cases.

    “For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” – John Greenleaf Whittier –

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  2. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Jesi Scott brings a meditation on the saddest words to The Well Tempered Bards

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lizzi says:

    AUGH! OHHHHHHH but… *sigh*

    Beautiful poem though

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jesi Scott says:

      It’s all good. More than likely it wouldn’t have lasted anyway but it would have been nice to have at the time and would have changed so much about my youth. There would have been confidence and a maturity I didn’t have until much, much later. Plus, the knowledge of how certain people should act in a relationship. It would have been better in a way. But, the only sad thing now is that he probably does not know his feelings at the time were returned. However, it doesn’t even matter. He is happy and living a great life, which makes me very happy for him. What more can you ask for in that case? 🙂

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