moment in time

moment in time

timeless forever

love was there

i know i was

there i saw you

smile from

within the day




i sat on your

knee on the

green grass one

august summer’s

day blue skies clear

clouds we had all of

our lives to share grow

old sit on that park

bench when we are

64 holding hands


a moment in time

you dared not look


in the eye when love

had wilted like the roses

on the marble coffee table

our friendship tree flourishing

outside mocked us the wedding

smiley photos sniggered the

music came to an abrupt end


a moment in time

wedding photos long

gone shredded flying

through the air like

confetti like my heart

no amount of superglue

could fill the cracks


a moment in time

unexpected sunlight on

my face broken ankle keeping

heart company mind joins in

the trinity of mind body soul

a reunion in fracture


a moment in time head scolds

heart you bloody fool why mourn

5 years on a love that was squandered

unappreciated underated why

give him the headspace still when

he has eliminated obliterated deleted

you from head heart life


a moment in time heart sighs

replies i know i m an idiot but i

still love him miss him ache for

him the past the way it was our

family unit of 3 the future that

never was the trust stampeded

the innocent me that believed in

love that it was unconditional that

i was special needed loved that if

i should have died on that operating

table i would have been missed

mourned i was



a moment in time ankle stays

silent throbbing with pain head

heart agree to disagree you were

always a slow learner heart yep

i know but can’t teach an old dog

new tricks now head gives up sighs

concentrates on the warm healing

sunlight through the windows in a

flat 3 floors up in Soho and heart

continues to reminisce about that


moment in time



About cho wan yau

Teacher by day poet/writer by night. Words have been my first love and will be my last. As a child I locked myself into the toilet devouring books which transported me to distant lands. Poetry shared penned from 2009-2010 in a titanic struggle to stay sane at Heartbreak Hotel. Please check it out on Any comments or feedback welcome. Why not share your story with me, because we all have one, don't we?

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