Wall between us

These stone walls
bring back memories.
How I wished they would fall
this barrier between us.
Yet,
they are all I have left
to remind me
of every step
I took
as I turned to leave.
Too late to say,
to come back
with tears in my eyes.
Asking for forgiveness,
when time had already
decided for me.
I made a choice
and later on
I regret.
Somethings cannot be mend.
Shattered glass,
pieces I tried to pick up.
They slip from my grasp,
like the chances I ignored.
Foolishly I though
friendship could be bought
with just one smile.
Now I've learned
how early scorn and rejection
could leave a scar
in someone else's heart.
Not so easily forgotten.

April 18, 2004