Maybe You Thought…

I don’t begin
To understand,
Why you think
The way you do.

You seem to think
That my world
Revolves around you.

Something tells you
That I believe
Without question,
That you are
The most beautiful woman
I’ve ever met.

You somehow
Assume that
I can’t move forward…
I can’t live my life…
I will never find
Another woman
As alluring
And edgy
And sexy,

As you.

Maybe you thought
That I was weak,

So weak,

So needing of you,
When tasting
The eternity of just
One moment…

In your arms.


Just maybe,

You thought

I needed you
More than breath
To fill my lungs,

Or blood
To pulse through
My heart.

Maybe you thought
All these things…

And now,

Looking at myself
In the mirror,
And seeing only
A reflection of emptiness,
And longing,

I’ve come to realize…


Just maybe

You’re right.

Β© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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25 thoughts on “Maybe You Thought…

  1. I was totally not expecting that ending! Very nice way of bringing all of those thoughts together. This was beautiful and brilliant!

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    1. Really appreciate your thoughts! Glad there was a little bit of a surprise there!

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      1. It was definitely a surprise, but a very good one! I just knew you were going to say that she was wrong! The ending was perfect.

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      2. That makes me smile…what I’ve found is that I’m normally wrong. πŸ™‚

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      3. Hahaha… sometimes finding out we are wrong can turn out to be a blessing. πŸ™‚

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      4. I so agree…and I’ve found it to be very grounding…perhaps an important aspect to life. πŸ™‚

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      5. I totally agree with you. I like to think that finding out I can be wrong about something can be a nice reminder that I should keep my mind open to different ways of viewing things in my life. Not everything has to have a tragic ending. Not everything has to end happily, either. It keeps things balanced, I think. 😊

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      6. So well spoken my friend! I suggest you turn that concept into some beautiful free verse. II’ll look for your new post notification in my email! πŸ™‚

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      7. Hahaha! You know you may be on to something with that idea! πŸ˜„ Thank you so much for the kind compliment, my friend. 😊

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      8. My pleasure! Explore that…and give it a go if so inclined. Regardless, I love your work and look forward to your next post.

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      9. I think I might try that, since you’ve planted the idea in my head! Thank you for that and know that your work is greatly appreciated on this end.

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      10. You just made my evening…thanks! Hope the concept works for you!

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      11. Well, I’m always happy to know that I’ve made someone’s day or night! That just made my evening, as well! Thanks for the idea and for the pleasant conversation, my friend! Hope you have a beautiful rest of your evening, Bill! πŸ™‚

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      12. Same to you Manessah! πŸ™‚

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  2. Yes, unexpected ending. A good write.

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    1. Thanks for the affirmation! Glad you liked it!

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  3. Nice work with a twist in the end. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Stella! I so much appreciate your comments!

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      1. You’re welcome!:)

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  4. If only lonely love
    would ever find another
    that could reciprocate
    what that
    could not.
    Yet patience pays
    as we slowly recover
    from the inflicted wounds.
    We set them to dry
    in the sun until
    they just become scars
    of our mental landscape
    in a world where
    a ship of love
    needs its sails
    to journey across
    the ocean
    of new discovery.

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    1. That, Marta, is so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

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      1. You are welcome.

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  5. Wow….touching endingπŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘

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