The First Time











Amigo, forgive yourself

If today,

You were second best

No one forgets,

The first time you gave nothing less


Grant yourself a second chance

If today,

The storm rampaged

No one forgets

The first time you blew us away


Punish yourself not, Amigo

If today,

You fell from grace

No one forgets

The first time you trail-blazed


Amigo, lastly, hurt yourself not

If today,

You walked the plank,

No one forgets,

The first time they had you to thank.



8 thoughts on “The First Time

  1. You wrote this? Wow! I am not so sure what is cool about this. I mean, if I was to criticise this, I probably would write loads of stuff but looking at it and reading it with an open heart, it strikes me. This is a fine poem Elsie. Really nice. I am not sure about the ‘No one forgets’… Maybe ‘Not everyone forgets’ because walahi, a whole lot of people forget…

    Thanks for sharing, truly. It has made my evening. You are the last blog I am reading for Christmas and I pass to you all my cheer: Have an amazing year ahead and may your literary forge always blaze. Merry Christmas and God bless you real good. Cheers!


    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad it made your evening. You could take the “No one” to mean the important people who matter to you in your life 🙂

      I had a wonderful Christmas, and as the year comes to an end, I wish you all the success, peace and cheer.

      Happy New Year in advance


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