"Black and Whites"

The forgotten nights in black and whites
Is all I want to see tonight
A classic sadness in your eyes
Reminds me of another life

Of drive-in films with lazy lakes
Sun bleached days that never fade
We never knew just what we had
Until we knew we can’t get back
The summer nights in black and whites
That show the fire in our eyes

I flip right through, I’ll stop and stare
What’s missing now? I just don’t care.
We’d catch a jar of fire flies
and sneak back in before sunrise.

So now I look through black and whites
For fire burning in my eyes
Cause youth can’t hide in black and whites.
The truth comes out between the lies.

But years look back, they float and fade
A Queen of Hearts for an Ace of Spades
Some office space for little change
You trade a dream for what seemed safe.

Now I won’t lie, no not tonight
I wanted you in black and whites
But took the ones I knew were mine
And in the moment they seemed fine
Ya in that moment they seemed fine
They seemed fine, they seemed fine

And after laughs, a drink, a dare
I wanted you but felt some fear
And now I think on nights like this
I’d trade them all, I miss you kid

Tomorrow comes, I’ll make amends
Tomorrow sits as hopes best friend
So smiling now I can’t pretend
Tomorrow sits as hopes best friend

So now I found my black and whites
And now I have my sleepless nights
My life has changed right back to color
Another month, another lover
A kiss goodbye, “I’ll call you soon”
But you and I both know the truth.

The black and whites they just won’t fade
The Queen of hearts you can’t replace
My life has never been the same
My black and whites now fill my day
They fill the day, they just can’t change
But color always fades to gray.

"Black and Whites"

cole310

Joined September 2008

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Its a nostalgic poem about miss opportunities of love seen in black and white photos.

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