An Open Letter

DiRaega By DiRaega, 30th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3ud4bgt0/
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a fictional letter, deliberately vague. take from it what you will.

An Open Letter

Open Letter

How is life treating you? I hope you got a job somewhere exotic,
Just like you always wanted,
I had my chance to get out but I missed it unfortunately,
My options were clear, but I still couldn’t decide.
You’ll be glad to know I stopped doing those things you hated,
It seems childish now, a waste of both time and money.
I sold it all, the whole collection gone. It paid for a car though.
A pile of junk really, but it gets us about.
Little Annie’s all grown up now and leaving for college next month,
It’s weird how time flies, looking back on it all.
It’s been just me and Little Annie for so long now,
Gonna be sad seeing her off, her first time living alone.
Mine too, at least since you moved in all those years ago.
Sometimes I wonder if things could’ve been different.
If our paths had crossed later would we have been the same two people,
Caught up and carried along with the current,
floating together out of mutual distrust for the world,
And shared love for those impromptu nights.
Many of those nights I regret,
even though I relive them every time I close my eyes.
All but one night. The night that led to Annie.
She misses you, she never says it but there are moments when it’s obvious.
And I miss you, though I’m not so good at hiding it.
Should this letter reach you, know that we still think of you, and your key will still fit the lock.
One day, I hope to open the door to see you there, smiling like you used to.
Though I know that day will never come, it still makes things a little easier.

I’ll wait for that one day.
I’ll wait for you.

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Family, Letter, Letter Writing, Letters, Letters From The Heart, Life, Life Experience, Life Experiences, Life Journey, Life Lessons, Writing

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author avatar DiRaega
I am a professional drum tutor. I like writing random stories and nonsense comes to me quite easily.

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author avatar Funom Makama
31st Mar 2012 (#)

nice work friend.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
8th Apr 2012 (#)

I found your 'open letter' to be an emotional re-living of the past. You write well and whether or not this is fictional, you certainly reached out to me as your reader. I will look for more of your work.
Thank you.

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author avatar DiRaega
24th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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