The early setting

Sun  ~ casts its

Autumnal light

Across my page ~

Nostalgia rears

Its head

But I ignore it ~

I try to

Walk it off ~

I kick my way

Through drifts of

Rustling leaves ~

As a gentle


Grips my soul ~

And I know well ~

That sleep will not

Come easily tonight ~

Memories of you ~

Memories that I’ve

Suppressed  ~ come

Drifting by

And I ignore them ~

Master of my own fate ~

I am still the

Boss of me ~

But truly it is lonely

At the top ~

Or anywhere that

You are not ~

I’ve said there’s

Nothing I regret ~

But that’s not

True ~

I regret to this

Very day ~

The day

That I lost you ~


© 2012, Melody Haislip. All rights reserved.

Melody Haislip (23 Posts)

I began writing poetry in my early 20s, and then put it aside and forgot it. Then a couple of years ago, I suddenly began writing ~ about everything under the sun ~ and I began to write poetry again. Or perhaps I should say channel more than write, since I feel that I am merely the conduit for some of the pieces I write. Those are the best of times, when the words flow, and those are the words which speak to others. Wish I could live in that state all the time!


  1. This is beautiful. Full of atmosphere and texture. Wow!

    • Melody J Haislip (Author)

      Thank you. This is water after a long drought for me. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

  2. So lovely Melody. I love it. :)

    • Melody Haislip (Author)

      Thank you, Dani. I appreciate your comment.

  3. Anya

    Ohhh, Melody…That is so heartbreakingly beautiful. I was there when I lost my first love.

    • Melody Haislip (Author)

      Heartache and loss are such common human themes. We can all identify with others’ pain because at one time or another, we’ve all been there. I’m glad it spoke to you, Anya. Thank you.

  4. I found this poem to be quite touching – it’s about love, no? Thank you for sharing it here.

    • Melody Haislip (Author)

      Benjamin, it’s Always about love. I’m so glad you liked it. Thank you.

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