My Dear Ago
by guest blogger
Time has stripped those most precious years away from me, each one a blatant act of petty theft
Faded memories and worn out stories are sadly, but wholly, much of what I have left.
One tale in particular, it strikes me right quick. A riddled love story I still aim to solve –
A marriage to a man. Shall we call him Ago? Ago the enigma, I’d say. My epiphanies evolve
This affair, it caused me great woe and torment, yet I had a special love for Ago. I suppose I still do
We danced through life together, a stunning dance. I wish now to share that dance with you
We met at an early age – too young to care really. I wouldn’t dare say love at first sight
I didn’t think much of him at the time, what ignorance! This ignorance would end up our plight
Innocent though it was we grew aware – a deepening feeling. How deep? Well that’s murky
We noticed each other, splashing moments. But where ripples met remained a mystery that irked me
Oh Ago, I must disclaim it was strange at times. I’d catch him in my thoughts unbeknownst his aim…
Were my best interests in his mind? We danced. I presume this muse is why some call love a game
Our younger years together; ‘twas a passionate but tumultuous tango that entailed us
You see, rarely did we see eye to eye. But I was brazen and he, timid. Hence I’d frequently prevail
Many nights I cherished with Ago, we’d lie in bed and take comfort in the company
Venting our daily trepidations; and they’d melt away and we’d drift away into a nightly harmony
My dear Ago, Oh how it was so! At times together we’d be the life of the party! We could do no wrong
But other moments soiled. Shots of anger fired between us, where blame ran high and scorn ran long
Ago and I grew older. But steadier. The conclusion we were meant together became clear
When the foggy veil draped over our love dissolved, a heavy comprehension began to appear
Mind you, I forewarned you of this riddled love. How exactly this flowering took place is hard to tell
Change is viewed best in the Past, Ago and I didn’t notice. We were cast under Present’s spell
My life, my friends would come and go. Affairs, oh I had plenty! Ago would scold me so, I’d cry
I digress, ignorance drove a wedge between us. My ignorance. Yet Ago, he took my mistakes in stride
It is here I leave you, withered and worn. These memories of my strongest love haunt me most
Alas! Regrets flood me. We could have been more! I took for granted Ago, now I pay with morose
An old friend now he remains, seldom we converse. Mostly recollecting golden memories shared
Old friends and flames have long since been doused, a sliver of me vanquished with each flare
Still Ago, my dear sweet Ago, he silently flickers. My friend! My enemy! My Love! Can you now see?
I recite to you my dance with Ago, Ago the enigma. I shall tell you his true name, why, it’s Me.
Whoever the guest blogger, it was an eye candy to read it.